author: Richard Treloar

  • RELIGION

    Playful irreverence in the Town Common

    • Richard Treloar
    • 18 May 2007
    2 Comments

    Was Triple J's Jesus impersonation contest in Melbourne's Federation Square on the day before Good Friday merely a revival of the 'carnivalesque' tradition of playful irreverence that is linked with a destruction and uncrowning related to birth and renewal.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Richard Treloar

    • Richard Treloar
    • 17 May 2007

    The Revd Dr Richard Treloar is Chaplain of Trinity College at the University of Melbourne, and teaches at the United Faculty of Theology.  He is the Vicar-designate of Christ Church, Anglican Parish, South Yarra, Melbourne.

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  • RELIGION

    The World Game of ecumenical dialogue

    • Richard Treloar
    • 24 July 2006

    In the years ahead Faith and Order will address potentially church-dividing issues relating to biblical interpretation, theological anthropology, religious pluralism, mutual recognition of baptism, and other aspects of ecclesiology. The FIFA World Cup is an intrusion of the carnivalesque into ‘realpolitik.’ Richard Treloar muses on the intersection of these

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  • RELIGION

    The god of plenty

    • Richard Treloar
    • 26 June 2006

    The principle of scarcity—the fear that there is not enough to go round (enough love, enough food, enough land, enough of God, enough ‘salvation’) is a strong motivator for possessiveness and for jealousy.

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  • RELIGION

    Testing Australian values

    • Richard Treloar
    • 29 May 2006
    1 Comment

    Morag Fraser, former editor of this journal, expressed a residual unease with the very notion of ‘Australian values’, belonging as she saw it to a ‘vocabulary of expediency’ rather than of conviction. What are 'Australian' values, asks Richard Treloar.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Being the devil’s advocate

    • Richard Treloar
    • 14 May 2006

    Former South African Supreme Court Judge, Justice Laurie Ackermann spoke recently about how he struggled with his judicial role under apartheid.

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