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History and Theology of Christian Welfare in Australia: A Review of the Literature

Hughes, Philip J. (2013) History and Theology of Christian Welfare in Australia: A Review of the Literature. Christian Research Association, Melbourne. 20pp. ISBN 978-1-875223-75-6

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    The material in this paper was originally gathered to demonstrate that there is a scholarly foundation for the various units which might be included in a ‘Graduate Certificate of Vocational Leadership’. The proposed course, to be offered by the MCD University of Divinity, is designed for people involved in the management or governance of Christian welfare organisations.
    This review covers two major areas of literature.
    1. Historical narratives of church-related community services (particularly in Victoria). It has been assumed that the historical narratives raise questions regarding future directions and that these need to be formulated in relation to the history of organisations and the traditions on which they have been built.
    2. Theological concepts, social teachings and doctrinal issues relevant to the community services sector. Again, it is assumed that theology is not static nor universal, but is the expression of faith in particular circumstances and at particular times. Some general theological themes are discussed as well as some theological reflections which arise in relation to specific community service issues.

    Item Type: Books / Monographs
    Repository Version: Proofs
    Keywords (separated by commas): welfare, history, theology, Australia
    Fields of Research: 16 Studies in Human Society > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
    22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940107 Comparative Structure and Development of Community Services
    Subject Area(s): D - Pastoral Studies
    Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
    Depositing User: Rev Dr Philip Hughes
    Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 11:04
    Last Modified: 31 Dec 2015 01:15
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1339

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