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Cameos on Christian Identity: G.R. Stirling's Purple Patches

Bacaller, Sarah (2019) Cameos on Christian Identity: G.R. Stirling's Purple Patches. [Audio]

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Abstract

‘Christianity is an idealistic insanity, quite unworkable in a sane, practical world ...’

‘As a young man I was having a crisis of faith. I was very fond of Jesus, but I thought that God was rough, harsh, capricious and vindictive.’

‘I hear sermons in which the diagnosis of the world's ills is excellent. I wait anxiously for the cure. But from being factual and detailed and down to earth, the preachers become vague and general, and tell me what I already know . . . ‘Christ is the answer’. Sure he is, but how?’

‘Let us stop peddling simplistic solutions to complex problems. Let us accept the fact that in a complex world there are no easy Christian answers.’

So writes Gordon Stirling in this collection of fragments on human life and Christian faith. Stirling addresses themes including ethical relationality, religious language, biblical hermeneutics, political engagement, and Restoration movement heritage and ethos. This engagement is fuelled by his conviction that the good news of Christian faith can and must speak deeply into the most pressing issues and concerns of human life.

This audiobook is arranged as a collection of fragments, selected and edited by Sarah Bacaller, and organised by year. These fragments are taken from Stirling’s original series of full articles, provocatively titled ‘Page 13’. ‘Page 13’ was published on page 13 of the Australian Churches of Christ’s national fortnightly publication, the Australian Christian, between 1979 and 1987. The issues in focus remain strikingly contemporary to the challenges of our time.

Produced in collaboration with Voices of Today.

Item Type: Audio
Additional Information: Available on Audible and iTunes.
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Keywords: Churches of Christ, Restoration Movement, Christian Identity, Gordon Stirling
Fields of Research: 21 History and Archaeology > 2102 Curatorial and Related Studies > 210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950406 Religious Traditions (excl. Structures and Rituals)
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
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Depositing User: Ms Sarah Bacaller
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2019 04:36
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 04:36
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3731

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