INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM – A Baroque Bishop in Colonial Australia: The cultural patronage of Bishop James Goold (1812-1886)

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM – A Baroque Bishop in Colonial Australia:  The cultural patronage of Bishop James Goold (1812-1886)

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM – A Baroque Bishop in Colonial Australia:  The cultural patronage of Bishop James Goold (1812-1886) This International Symposium is a joint ARC project between the University of Melbourne and the University of Divinity and examines the patronage of Melbourne’s first Catholic Bishop, James Goold and his contribution to the cultural life of colonial Melbourne,...

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CALL FOR PAPERS – RHA Stream for the 2018 Conference of the Australian Historical Association

CALL FOR PAPERS – RHA Stream for the 2018 Conference of the Australian Historical Association

Sensory Cultures and the Communication of Belief Canberra :  3 July 2018   Religious History Association (in association with the Australian Historical Association Conference 2-6 July 2018)   The Religious History Association invites presentations that explore the material and sensory dimensions of the communication of belief. Our knowledge of devotional practices and rituals, and of...

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Book Release by Nicholas Griffiths – Sacred Dialogues: Christianity and Native Religions in the Colonial Americas 1492-1700 – revised

Book Release by Nicholas Griffiths – Sacred Dialogues: Christianity and Native Religions in the Colonial Americas 1492-1700 – revised

Second Revised and Fully Updated Edition 2017 of: Sacred Dialogues: Christianity and Native Religions in the Colonial Americas 1492-1700  by Nicholas Griffiths A Spanish conquistador who posed as a sorcerer and cured native Americans as he trekked across an unknown wilderness; a French Jesuit who conjured rain clouds in order to impress his indigenous flock with the potency of Christian magic; a...

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Luther and Dreams : Public Lecture, 4 December 2017

Luther and Dreams  : Public Lecture, 4 December 2017

Public Lecture: Professor Lyndal Roper, Luther and Dreams, 4 December  Luther regularly labelled superstition, Catholic dogma, and the beliefs of the Turks and the Jews, as ‘dreams’. ‘Lauter somnia’, pure dreams, was one of his favourite insults, and he liked nothing better than to debunk them. Yet Luther was also fascinated by signs and portents, and though he often joked about dreams, he too...

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Keynote lecture : Luther and Dreams 29 November 2017

Keynote lecture : Luther and Dreams 29 November 2017

Keynote lecture for the Reformation at the University of Sydney Dreams also happened to be recorded at key turning points of the Reformation, and they give rare insight into Luther’s deepest anxieties and feelings. Discussed collectively, Luther and his followers used dream interpretations to communicate concerns they did not discuss explicitly. This lecture explores how historians can make use...

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