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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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Abstract

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: 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
Subjects: D - Pastoral Studies
College/Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
Depositing User: Rev Dr Philip Hughes
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 00:04
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2015 14:15
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1339

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