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  • Wrestling with holiness: sharing in the travail of creation 

    Novello, Henry Leonard (Australian Province of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, 2011)
    The purpose of this essay, which is a sequel of an earlier essay titled ‘The New Creation and Doing the Truth’ (Novello, 2010), is to show that the idea of the holy contains a surplus of meaning above and beyond the meaning ...
  • The new creation and doing the truth: Christianity as more than a religion 

    Novello, Henry Leonard (Australian Province of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, 2010)
    The purpose of this essay is to review Paul Tillich's understanding of Jesus Christ as the One in whom has appeared the New Being, and to examine Tillich’s conception of Christian truth as ‘saving truth,’ from which it ...
  • Grace in evolutionary perspective: the furthering of nature 

    Novello, Henry Leonard (Australian Province of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, 2009)
    The aim of this short reflection is to consider the fundamental issue of grace from the perspective of evolution: What light does an evolutionary view of the world shed on this problematic? If God creates through the ...
  • Participating in the new creation: a theological appreciation of work 

    Novello, Henry Leonard (Australian Province of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, 2010)
    The purpose of this essay is to offer an appraisal of John Paul II’s encyclical Laborem Exercens (LE) by bringing his understanding of the meaning of labour into dialogue with Miroslav Volf’s proposed theology of work which ...
  • Lack of personal, social and cosmic integration: original sin from an eschatological perspective 

    Novello, Henry Leonard (Pacifica Theological Studies Association Inc., 2009)
    This essay critically examines traditional formulations of the doctrine of original sin in Western theology and the contemporary “situationist” and “personalist” reformulations of the doctrine in the search for an adequate ...
  • Looking unto the hidden Zion: a Christian appreciation of the Holy Land 

    Novello, Henry Leonard (Australasian Catholic Record, 2010)
    The intention of this essay is to contend that the paschal mystery of Jesus Christ does not make Judaism and the 'mystery of Israel' redundant. On the contrary, it will be suggested that the glorified Body of Jesus Christ ...
  • Religious life after Darwin : some novel suggestions 

    Downs, Stephen (Australian and New Zealand Society for Theological Studies, 2009)
    The central idea in this paper is that works of fiction can illuminate religious life in our post-Darwinian world. To this end the author considers themes addressed by several novels of the last ten years or so. The author ...
  • Receptive ecumenism and the charism of a partner church : the example of justification 

    Edwards, Denis (Australasian Catholic Record, 2009)
    The notion of ecumenical receptivity is an invitation and a challenge to our churches. It proposes that the ecumenical encounter with another church tradition is an event of the Holy Spirit. In the otherness of the other ...
  • Proclamation as dialogue : transition in the church-world relationship 

    McEvoy, James Gerard (Theological Studies, Inc., 2009)
    Vatican II's Gaudium et spes sees the church-world relationship in dialogical terms. This article argues that conceiving the church-world relationship as a dialogue is an important element in the council's recognition of ...
  • Living in an age of authenticity: Charles Taylor on identity today 

    McEvoy, James Gerard (Australasian Catholic Record, 2009)
    Studies of contemporary Western culture, and of the conceptions of human agency which inform it, almost invariably identify an increasing emphasis on the individual as a principal theme. For some this individualising ...