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y Aboriginal Spirituality : Past Present Future selected work   criticism  
Note: Contributors include: Kevin Gilbert, Charles Harris, George Rosendale and Djiniyini Gondarra and the foreword is by Professor Garry Trompf, of the University of Sydney's School of Studies in Religion.
Issue Details: First known date: 1996 1996
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'Aboriginal Spirituality is a unique multi-authored collection of essays in which Australian Aboriginal People explore their spirituality, particularly in relation to Christianity.'

From the 'First National Conference on Aboriginality and Perceptions of Christianity' held in South Australia in 1990, this selection of papers and post-conference essays contributes to the understanding of the relationship between Christianity and Aboriginality.' (Source: Back cover)


  • This book Contains two Parts:

    Part One: Conference Papers

    Part Two: Post-conference Works

  • Foreword by Garry W Trompf


* Contents derived from the Blackburn, Blackburn - Mitcham - Vermont area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: HarperCollins Religious , 1996 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Concepts of Land and Spirituality, Galarrwuy Yunupingu , 1996 single work essay criticism
Galarrwuy Yunupingu talks about Aboriginal spirituality and compares it to different religions and religious beliefs.
(p. 4-10)
Aboriginal Spirituality : A Sense of Belonging, Cynthia Rowan , 1996 single work criticism essay
'This paper deals with a brief overview of the author's life and discusses ussies such as the historical Western concept of Aboriginal religion, the concept of Aboriginal spirituality, the need for Aboriignal people to return to their country to refresh their Spirit, and the psychological tensions which result from trying to survive in a cross-cultural environment...'
(p. 11-21)
The Oral Tradition Under Threat, Christine Morris , 1996 single work criticism essay
In this paper the author addresses the concerns the encroachment of the written tradition upon oral tradition of the Australian Aborigines.
(p. 22-36)
Dreams, Visions and Aboriginal Spirituality, William Hall , Marjory Hall , 1996 single work life story essay
William and Marjory Hall talk about their home near the Gulf of Carpentaria and the establishment of a mission and their experiences of Western spirituality.
(p. 37-40)
Aboriginal Spirituality and the Gospel, Djiniyini Gondarra , 1996 single work criticism essay

Djiniyini Gondarra talks about primal religions, religions that existed prior to those we call universal religions such Christainity and the Asian religions. This essay also includes the story of Djankawu the Great Ancestral Spirit who is the father-mother figure of the East Arnhem Land People.

(p. 41-53)
God at the Campfire and That Christ Fella, Kevin Gilbert , 1996 single work criticism

The author questions spirituality. He compares Aboriginal spirituality with that of Western concepts of spirituality.

(p. 54-65)
Guidelines for So-Called Western Civilization and Western Christianity, Charles Harris , 1996 single work criticism
The author talks about spiritual foundation for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations.
(p. 66-78)
The Value of Aboriginal Culture, Graham A. Paulson , 1996 single work criticism essay
The author discusses the cultural bases of Aboriginal values and a comparison between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal values.
(p. 81-98)
Mungulk Dhalatj : A Calm Wisdom, Djungadjunga Yunupingu , Dhaggal Yunupingu , 1996 single work criticism

These authors talk about their story of creation, a story that belongs to the Gumatj People.

(p. 94-98)
Aboriginal Myths and Customs : Matrix for Gospel Preaching, George Rosendale , 1996 single work criticism essay
The author discusses the implications of Christianity and its outreach to the Australian Aboriginal people.
(p. 99-106)
Goorie Jesus, Harry Walker , 1996 single work criticism essay
The author's discussion challenges the Western church and tradition to learn and understand that Christian theology does speak to all cultural context.
(p. 107-112)
A Homeless Spirit!, Lyndell Robb , 1996 single work criticism
The author discusses her work amongst Aboriginal communities. This work includes three short poems.
(p. 113-121)
Discoveryi"An aching begins,", Lyndell Robb , 1996 single work poetry (p. 114)
Homeless Personi"Who is that person?", Lyndell Robb , 1996 single work poetry (p. 117)
Black Jesusi"What colour is Jesus?", Lyndell Robb , 1996 single work poetry (p. 119)

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