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Physical and cultural landscape in 2 Peter: implications for audience author and context

Haar, Stephen (2012) Physical and cultural landscape in 2 Peter: implications for audience author and context. Lutheran Theological Journal, 46 (3). pp. 208-221. ISSN 0024-7553

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Abstract

I have a sense of belonging in two places, but never completely in one. I imagine this geographical 'schizophrenia' has been commonly felt by generations of immigrants and still is experienced by recent asylum seekers to Australia. I arrived from the lush green hills, temperate rainforests, and snow-capped mountains of Aotearoa (the land of the long white cloud), to find that this wide brown land of Australia - the smell of it, the dryness of the air, its vast open spaces - presented challenges to my sense of identity. I felt no immediate connection and interaction with either the natural features or the symbolic and spiritual forces of the landscape.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Landscape assessment, Geographical perception, Space perception, Cognition and culture
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: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
College/Association with University of Divinity: ALC: Australian Lutheran College
Date Deposited: 09 May 2014 02:31
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 00:25
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1466

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