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Hope is of God: The inauguration of the Uniting Church in Australia

Massam, Katharine (2004) Hope is of God: The inauguration of the Uniting Church in Australia. In: Hope: Challenging the Culture of Despair. Australian Theological Forum Series (13). ATF, Hindmarsh. ISBN 9781920691202

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Abstract

This chapter outlines the development of the Uniting Church in Australia and notes that, at the denomination's inauguration in 1977, it was regarded by many as being an ecclesial beacon of light and hope. IN the years since, however, that hope has trended towards despair, with the UCA being riven by divisions, factionalisms and bitter controversies. However, the author insists on the theological underpinning that lay at the foundataion of the UCA - that hope is of God, and that there remains reason still to hope.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Uniting Church of Australia, hope, despair, church history
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): C - Church History
Association with University of Divinity: UFT-UCTC: United Faculty of Theology - Uniting Church Theological College
Depositing User: Repository Manager
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2009 12:25
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2009 12:25
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/145

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