Christianity

Report

A national study on religion, spirituality and worldview trends
10 May 2017
487

This report from a survey of 1,024 Australians shows that religion in Australia is not dead.

Report

1 Aug 2016
31

The increase in cases of domestic violence in Samoa and the diaspora is slowly raising the public’s awareness of its impacts on the victims, who are overwhelmingly women and children. Because it is such a serious and growing social problem, it is a priority for...

Thesis

1 Jan 2016
49

An investigation into New Zealand-born Samoan identity in the Congregational Christian Church Samoa.

Thesis

1 Jan 2016
19

The architecture of the Cook Islands’ coral churches has entangled indigenous and foreign beliefs, social practice and place-making since their instigation by the London Missionary Society in the 1840s. As well as examining the historical significance of their formation, this thesis explores Rarotonga’s churches, now...

Thesis

1 Jan 2016
4

This thesis offers a reappraisal of Earth as presented in Gen. 1:1-2:4a from a Samoan gafataulima (accomplish/fulfil/capable) hermeneutical perspective. The inspiration for the study arose out of a personal dilemma concerning my religious beliefs and the reality that I am experiencing in the world today,...

Thesis

7 Apr 2014
8

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), have a long history of involvement as unofficial third party conciliators in world conflicts. Speaking truth to power, they walk the delicate line between advocating for the disempowered whilst building relationships with the adversary. Considerable scholarly ambivalence exists regarding...

Thesis

12 Feb 2014
4

This thesis is a work in practical theology that examines the tension between two realities. On the one hand, there are the stated policies of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) that encourage its members to live out a diverse life together. On...

Thesis

1 Jan 2014
13

The characteristics of traditional discipleship taught and practiced in Samoan society reflect the consideration of the church’s needs and demands which are more important than family. For example, one characteristic of becoming a disciple is that he or she is expected to abandon his or...

Thesis

20 Aug 2013
0

The purpose of this thesis is to study the intersection between the forms of Christianity introduced into Samoa, and traditional Samoan social patterns and values, in the period up to 1880. A long introduction lays the groundwork for the rest of the work, by setting...

Thesis

19 Jul 2013
8

Following feminist critiques and challenges to the distinctive and discourse within the genre of public theology, this research further explores possibilities in feminist public theologies. By engaging with the work of Luce Irigaray and acknowledging the relational paradigm shift that her philosophy effects, this research...

Thesis

14 Dec 2012
3

This is a study of a particular religious group, 'conservative Christians';, and their reaction to cultural and legal change in recent decades. Their religious liberty is a key focus. Part I provides the background. Chapter 1 describes the conservative Christian "narrative" of New Zealand-a story...

Thesis

14 Dec 2012
0

This dissertation seeks to understand the religious experience of Samoans in New Zealand. The research uses the framework and themes of phenomenology of religion to observe, describe and interpret the expressions of Samoan religious experience in the thoughts of Samoans, their actions and their communities.The...

Thesis

3 Nov 2009
4

This study of the governance of theological education examines significant policy and management decisions within Presbyterian ministry training in New Zealand between 1961 and 1997 in the light of Edward Farley's integrated goal for theological education, theologia. Edward Farley's argument that theologia, integration of theology...

Thesis

7 Jul 2005
5

How do Christians today understand and express honour to one another?Honour is a term with many meanings and expressions in and outside the church and across cultures. Honouring one another is a biblical command (Philippians 2:1-11; Romans 12:1-21; Ephesians 4:1-14) and is vital to healthy...

Thesis

7 Jul 2005
13

The purpose of this research is to formulate a theologically coherent perspective on the complex social and moral questions facing contemporary Samoan society. It does so by constructing a contextual Samoan public theology, based on the core Samoan-Christian values of alofa (love), fa'aaloalo (respect), soalaupule...

Thesis

6 Jul 2005
13

This thesis is an investigation of the way engagement with visual art promotes spiritual well-being, with a particular focus on teenagers. The power of art to move the human spirit and transform human lives is well-known both in Christian practice and in youth work circles....

Report

20 Feb 1837
1500

In 1837 a British Parliamentary Select Committee published a report on the situation of Aboriginal peoples across its colonies around the world including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Pacific Island Countries, South America and Africa. A second version of this report was subsequently produced in the...

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