Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, sometimes grouped together as Australasia, are lands in which Christianity sits in a remarkable awkwardness. This landmark volume, which includes contributions by Australia's and New Zealand's leading historians and theologians, explores the way that Christianity has made a home «down under.» Individual essays provide case studies in history, biography, missiology, theology, literature, and hymnody. This work also includes broad-ranging scholarly debate on gospel and culture, on the nature of history, and on the differing claims of contextual and non-contextual theologies.
Mapping the Landscape: Essays in Australian and New Zealand Christianity honours the distinguished Australasian historian, Professor Ian Breward, who for over thirty-five years has taken a pre-eminent position in «mapping» the religious landscapes of Australia and New Zealand.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2000. IX, 356 pp., 1 ill.
Contents: Susan Emilsen/William W. Emilsen: Introduction: Mapping the Landscape – Muriel Porter: Ian Breward: an Australasian
life – Lawrence D. McIntosh: Bibliography of the Writings of Ian Breward – Hilary M. Carey: «Attempts and Attempts»: Responses
to Failure in Pre- and Early Victorian Missions to the Australian Aborigines – William W. Emilsen: The Origins of the Uniting
Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress – Denham Grierson: History as Narrative Fiction – David Hilliard: Australian Anglicanism
and the Radical Sixties – Christiaan Mostert: Is a Non-contextual Theology Viable? – Lawrence Nemer: Sydney: A «Mission Station»
of New Guinea – Stuart Piggin: Jesus in Australian History and Culture – Roger C. Thompson: Pastor Extraordinaire: A Portrait
of Hector Harrison – John Tonkin: Anglican Inclusiveness in Action: James Richard Payne as Dean of Perth, 1962-1968 – Allan
K. Davidson: New Zealand History and Religious Myopia – Graeme Ferguson: Chunuk Bair and the Search for Identity – Colin Gibson:
Mapping the New Zealand Landscape: A Survey of the Hymnic Tradition – Peter Matheson: The Contours of Christian Theology in
Aotearoa New Zealand – Sarah Mitchell: Inhabiting the Landscape: Community Based Ministry Training in Aotearoa New Zealand
1991-1999 – Ruth Page: Culture and Gospel – Clive Pearson: Christ and Context Down Under: Mapping Trans Tasman Christologies
– John Roxborogh: Mapping the Evangelical Landscape in New Zealand – Jane Simpson: Honouring Religious Diversity in New Zealand
Education after the Treaty of Waitangi, 1840-1877.