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Ecclesiology and Aboriginal Cultural Traditions

Wilcken, John (2005) Ecclesiology and Aboriginal Cultural Traditions. Australasian Catholic Record, 82 (1). pp. 74-82. ISSN 0727-3215


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This paper explores the enormous differences between the context of emergent Christianity and the Australian Aboriginal context to which European missionaries came, and asks how well (or badly) the Church responded to this dissonance. Have Aboriginal Christians been able to shape their own indigenous Christianity? What would it look like?

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Ecclesiology, Aboriginal culture, Christianity, missionaries, Australian church history, Roman Catholicism
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220402 Comparative Religious Studies
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
C - Church History
A - World Religions
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-JTC: United Faculty of Theology - Jesuit Theological College
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2009 03:02
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2012 21:49
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/75

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