author: Andrew Hamilton

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  • RELIGION

    How do believers deal with violence in their Scriptures?

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 26 June 2006
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    Muslim and Christian Scriptures both seem to endorse violence. This poses shared difficulties for interpreters of each faith. They need to explain how the Koran and the Bible can be described as the Word of God.

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  • MEDIA

    United we stand

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 26 June 2006

    The recent controversy about the ABC has been studied as an exercise in politics, as a lesson in handling criticism and as an exercise in free speech. It may also be part of a larger cultural shift in the way governments see themselves in relation to the people they govern.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Miriam Bugden, Andrew Hamilton, Chris O’Connor, Tom Rigby
    • 26 June 2006

    Reviews of Western Horizon: Sydney’s heartland and the future of Australian politics; Body and Soul: A Spirituality of Imaginative Creativity; One Fourteenth of an Elephant: A memoir of life and death on the Burma–Thailand Railway; What’s Right? and Giving it Away: In praise of philanthropy.

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  • RELIGION

    Truth, conscience and conversations

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 24 June 2006

    Debates about primacy of conscience illustrate the necessity for a passion both for truth and for freedom.

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  • RELIGION

    Sexuality and ministry

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 19 June 2006

    Churches today run into trouble on gender and sexuality. Public discussion reveals passionately held differences within churches and between churches, and culture.

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  • RELIGION

    Care to remember?

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 17 June 2006

    We would normally expect outrage at this combination of evil doing and mendacity. Instead we find indifference.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Pastoral politics

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 16 June 2006

    What kinds of public conversation do we need to encourage to ensure that the policies and administration of government encourage humane values?

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Costly conflict

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 13 June 2006

    When we associate a year with a nation, the people of that nation have usually had little to celebrate.  This has been the year of Iraq.

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  • RELIGION

    Chesterton and paradox

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 13 June 2006

    When I was a schoolboy, I read all I could find by G.K. Chesterton.

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  • RELIGION

    The emerging patterns of Benedict's papacy

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 12 June 2006

    John Paul II’s world was the post-Reformation Church, seen from a Polish perspective. Benedict XVI is rooted in the Catholic Church before the Reformation, reflecting the subjects of his academic dissertations - Bonaventure and Augustine - who were masters in the exploration of symbols.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The diversions of war

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 11 June 2006

    It is a minor paradox of war that in film clips, the politicians and generals who confer about present wars seem larger than life, whereas in the footage of past wars they look shrivelled—diminished by the destruction they have abetted.

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  • RELIGION

    New (old) ways

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 11 June 2006

    ‘The more things change, the more they stay the same’, is a cynical aphorism, done best with a French shrug. Much more interesting is its converse, ‘The more things are the same, the more they have changed’.

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