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July 2019

Learning from Missionaries? The Example of the First Jesuits in India (1542-1803)

July 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Yarra Theological Union Study Centre, 98 Albion Road
Box Hill, Victoria 3128 Australia
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AAMS-Victoria Mission Studies Seminar with Professor Francis X. Clooney, SJ. Professor Clooney joined the Harvard Divinity School faculty in 2005. He is Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology. After earning his doctorate in South Asian languages and civilizations (University of Chicago, 1984), he taught at Boston College for 21 years before going to Harvard. His primary areas of Indological scholarship are theological commentarial writings in the Sanskrit and Tamil traditions of Hindu India. He is also a…

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July 2021

Uncovering issues of race in Mission Studies with Professor Kirsteen Kim, Fuller Theological Seminary

July 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kirsteen Kim

At the World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh in 1910, race was the main way in which people were differentiated and white supremacy was assumed. However, one hundred years later, the centenary project Edinburgh2010 hardly referred to race directly. This lacuna is all the more surprising since a decade later, in 2020, race and white supremacy came into the open once again in the context of Black Lives Matter and the killing of George Floyd. Moreover, the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed…

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October 2021

Michael Bowden’s ‘Unbreakable Rock’

October 2 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Yarra Theological Union Study Centre, 98 Albion Road
Box Hill, Victoria 3128 Australia
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Michael Bowden’s book ’Unbreakable Rock, based on his PhD awarded by the University of Divinity, will be the subject of discussion at an event hosted by AAMS Victoria. Various participants will address the themes that Michael dealt with in his book, with breakout rooms. Further details to be confirmed.

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