"Life is not so much beginnings and endings as it is middles, middles that don't measure up -- and our happiness depends on how we come to terms with the pale reflections of our dreams. (Paul D. Zimmerman, "Middles and Muddles," review of film "Sunday Bloody Sunday," Newsweek, September 27, 1971, 106)

Course: The Catholic Church and Democratic Society II

Emeritus Professor Robert Gascoigne

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Starts 12 July 2017  
This module will consider the relationships between Church and society from Biblical times to the present.
Using both a historical and theological approach, it will reflect on the ways in which the Church has responded to, and influenced, political and social movements from Biblical times to the present day, and how socio-political developments have affected the Church’s own life. It will have four main foci:

• The early Church and the legacy of Constantine;
• Church and society in ‘Christendom’;
• The end of ‘Christendom’; the Church in the Nineteenth Century;
• The Twentieth Century Church and the Cause of Justice.

Our Presenter is Emeritus Professor Robert Gascoigne, School of Theology, Australian Catholic University. Robert has a D. Theol., Melbourne College of Divinity 2000, D. Phil., Oxford University 1980, B.A. (Hons.) Sydney University 1976. Robert has a special interest in relationships between systematic theology and moral theology/Christian ethics and Christian faith and the character of modern society and culture.

Presenter: Emeritus Professor Robert Gascoigne
When:        Four Wednesday mornings, 10am – 12 noon, 12 July - 2 August, 2017
Where:       Level 5, 141 Harrington St, The Rocks, 2000
Cost:          $144, including class notes

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