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Mercy in Action - Women in the Mission of the Church

Doherty, Laura Margaret (2010) Mercy in Action - Women in the Mission of the Church. Master of Theology (major thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.


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This study examines two initiatives of the Sisters of Mercy in Australia: their foundations in Pakistan and their work with East Timorese people, both in Australia and East Timor. These recent endeavours are placed in the context of women in mission and late twentieth cintury discussion of mission in the Catholic church. Additionally, the religious, political and social-econimic contexts of Pakistan and East Timor are considered. Attention is given to the understanding ot "mercy" in scripture and theology, the charism and practice of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, and the approach of the Australian Sisters of Mercy to their ministry in these new settings.

Item Type: Theses (Master of Theology (major thesis))
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: East Timor, history - women in mission, Catherine McAuley, mercy, missiology, mission, Pakistan, Sisters of Mercy, Timor Leste, women, women missionaries
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Missiology
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-UCTC: United Faculty of Theology - Uniting Church Theological College
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2010 00:55
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2011 15:40
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/518

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