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SUMMER 2003
Vol 37 No 4


Editorial
CONSCIENCE OUR GUIDE

Brian Lewis
THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH IN THE FORMATION OF CHRISTIAN CONSCIENCE

Philip Malone MSC
THE COMPLETE IDIOTíS GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING MORAL THEOLOGY

Liz Hepburn IBVM
THE CULTIVATION OF CONSCIENCE

Tom Ryan SM
IN GODíS IMAGE: TOWARDS A THEOLOGY OF OUR EMOTIONS

Neil Pembroke
JUNG AND THE MORAL SELF

Bruce Duncan CSsR
A SCHIZOPHRENIC PROCESS IN THE CHURCH? THE CONSERVATIVE RETREAT FROM THE SOCIAL DIMENSION OF THE GOSPEL

John Ryan
PRAYER - ANSWERED?


BOOKROOM

Kevin Mark
NEW RELIGIOUS BOOKS BY AUSTRALASIAN AUTHORS



 

NEW RELIGIOUS BOOKS BY AUSTRALASIAN AUTHORS

KEVIN MARK

The Aussie Bible (Well, bits of it anyway!); Kel Richards; Graham Wade (illustrator); Bible Society NSW; PB $5.95 [0647508486]; 88pp; 180x110mm; 2003
Retelling in colloquial Australian English of key stories from the Christian gospels. Foreword by the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, John Anderson, and introduction by the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen. Illustrations; retelling of Psalm 23; glossary. Also released in audio CD and video formats. Richards is an author and broadcaster whose programs ‘WordWatch’ and ‘Word of the Day’ are broadcast on ABC radio networks. His books include The Case of the Vanishing Corpse (1990) and Father Koala’s Fairy Tales (1997).

Bringing Churches Together: A popular introduction to ecumenism; 2nd edition; Gideon Goosen; World Council of Churches, dist. by National Council of Churches of Australia; PB $22.00 [2825413488]; 183pp; 215x135mm; 2001
Revised and enlarged edition of an introduction to ecumenism first published in 1993 by E. J. Dwyer. Includes a theology and short history of ecumenism, as well as accounts of the Churches of the East, the Protestant Churches and the Catholic Church. Further chapters consider other relevant issues, such as the ordination of women and intercommunion; current dialogues between churches; ecumenical ethics; and dialogue between religions—the last two chapters being new to this edition. Concluding chapter provides suggestions for practical ecumenism, and a series of appendixes provide activities for further ecumenical learning, brief profiles of the Protestant Reformers, a guide to rites within the Catholic Church and a list of Church Councils. Photographs and other illustrations; discussion questions; notes; glossary; bibliography; index. Author is Associate Professor in the School of Theology of Australian Catholic University, Sydney. Previous books include Religion in Australian Culture (1997) and Australian Theologies (2000).

An Expanding Theology: Faith in a world of connections; 2nd edition; Anthony J. Kelly CSsR; Australian Catholic University Website; 2003
This work was first published in paperback by E. J. Dwyer in 1993 and is now out of print in that form. The author has now made it available in a revised edition as a series of web pages at http://dlibrary.acu.edu.au/staffhome/ankelly/preface.htm. It is a theological text that enters into dialogue with the findings of modern science. In particular the author draws on contemporary ecology and cosmology, and relates these to Christian doctrine, including its teaching on Christ, creation, anthropology, the Trinity, eucharist, death, and love and sexuality. Author has revised the text ‘in the hope of clarifying some rather obscure passages, and of making the whole thing more accessible in style’. The biography has also been updated. Author is a Redemptorist priest and Professor of Theology at Australian Catholic University. His numerous books include A New Imagining (1990) and The Bread of God (2001).

The Pope’s Battalions: Santamaria, Catholicism and the Labor Split; Ross Fitzgerald; University of Queensland Press; PB $35.00 [0702233897]; 352pp; 225x150mm; 2003
Examination of B. A. Santamaria’s role and influence on Australian political life from the late 1930s until his death in 1998. Looks at Santamaria’s founding of the National Civic Council, his role in the creation of the Democratic Labor Party, his militant political Catholicism, his battle against Communist influence in the trade unions, and his failed attempt to transform the ALP into a European-style Christian Democrat Party. Photos; endnotes; index. Author is a member of the New South Wales Parole Board and an adjunct professor at Griffith University. His other books include a two-volume A History of Queensland (1982/84) and Seven Days to Remember: The World’s First Labor Government (1999). He also edited The Eleven Deadly Sins (1993) and The Eleven Saving Virtues (1995).