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PaCT scholar's books launched

17 Sep 2018

PaCT scholar's books launched

PaCT Director Professor Stephen Pickard has commended Faith and the Political In the Post-Secular Age, edited by Anthony Maher, to a Canberra audience at a book launch for that work, along with The Forgotten Jesuit of Catholic Modernism. Faith and the Political In the Post-Secular Age features essays from a number of respected contributors, including Elaine Graham, Bob Dixon, Andrew Cameron, John Warhurst, Terry Veiling, Brendan Long, Frank Brennan, and.....

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PaCT Fellow's book on dementia published

11 Sep 2018

PaCT Fellow's book on dementia published

PaCT Fellow Dr Christine Bryden’s book on living with dementia has recently been published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. As Dr Bryden notes in the Acknowledgements of the book, Will I still be me? Finding a Continuing Sense of Self in the Lived Experience of Dementia, the book is drawn from aspects of her PhD thesis which was supported by a PaCT scholarship. The publisher writes about the book: What does.....

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PhD student presents at Girardian conference

03 Sep 2018

PhD student presents at Girardian conference

Charles Sturt University School of Theology PhD student Felicity McCallum presented a paper at the annual conference of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion, held at Regis University in Denver, Colorado in mid-July. Ms McCallum’s presentation was on the topic ‘Sacrifice et Sagesse: Truth Telling from Eastern Australia, 1788-1842’. Ms McCallum’s PhD dissertation probes the truths of Australia’s history between 1788 and 1842 using Girardian Mimetic Theory. In her presentation,.....

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PaCT Fellow interviewed about Order of St Charbel on The Project

20 Aug 2018

PaCT Fellow interviewed about Order of St Charbel on The Project

PaCT Fellow Dr Bernard Doherty was recently interviewed by The Project about the Order of St Charbel. The Project was doing a story on Claire Ashman’s experience at the community which is outside Wollongong and set up by William Kamm. Mrs Ashman described it as a cult and said she spent 10 years there before she decided to leave with her eight children. Watch the full story on Ten's website......

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