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Anzac spirituality: the evidence

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Anzacs by reputation were not a religious bunch, yet five of their most prominent and distinguished members engaged voluntarily with matters of belief. What may surprise you is they were not rare.

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Avondale academic on Anzac spirituality

Friday, March 23, 2018

A new book by an Avondale academic challenges the myth Australians and their Anzac soldiers are not interested in matters of the spirit. Associate Professor Daniel Reynaud speaks about Anzac Spirituality and its historical context in this question and answer.

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Fighters had faith

Friday, March 23, 2018

We continue perpetuating the Anzacs-were-not-religious myth despite revelations of a deep but concealed interest in spirituality, research by an Avondale academic shows.

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Queens of teens

Monday, December 18, 2017

Two Avondale arts graduates from 2007 are establishing themselves as queens of young adult and new adult fiction.

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Power to the students, right on

Monday, December 4, 2017

A disempowering of my PointPoint presentations is empowering my students and making my History and Theory of Art unit more memorable (for them and me).

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The justice of the Jesus story in song

Thursday, October 26, 2017

I remember my mother waking me and tugging me up off the floor to stand with 5600 other people at the Sydney Opera House. Bedtime had come and gone, but I shuffled to my feet. Wow! The sound of the choir and the orchestra struck me. “Hallelujah! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth!” Messiah composer George Frideric Handel said of writing the “Hallelujah” chorus, “I did think I did see all heaven before me, and the great God himself.” But not everyone agreed. What happened after controversial and wealthy theologian Charles Jennens commissioned the story of Jesus in the new oratorio style?