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Bound to be Free: Vowed Religious Life

Reynolds, Robyn (2017) Bound to be Free: Vowed Religious Life. The Furrow, 68 (5). pp. 279-286. ISSN 0016-3120

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Abstract

Vowed religious life, with convictions, passions and concerns regarding its present and future shape, continues to be re-imagined in today’s world. Now, in fact, is a critical time for Religious Congregations, a time calling for ‘a world of a difference. Christians hold as fundamental the coming of God’s Kingdom. Religious life is a part of this story, a special way within the church and the world, of striving to proclaim and give witness to the Reign of God. The future of vowed religious life is inextricably linked to the coming of the Kingdom and has no meaning outside of this; attention to its life and growth is vital. I believe the living of our vows, where we are ‘bound to be free’, can further the Kingdom within and around us and so bring about a world of a difference.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: vow, religious,congregation
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
Subjects: D - Missiology
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2018 02:34
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2018 02:34
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3181

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