author: Andrew Hamilton

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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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  • RELIGION

    Theology of conversation

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 05 June 2006

    Passing on inherited wisdom is always fraught. Especially when the wisdom clashes with that of the prevailing culture.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The final word

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 31 May 2006

    This Lent the Passion of the Christ has been the biggest Christian show in town.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Indonesia: Earthquake and good relations

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 29 May 2006

    It is a pity we need disasters to respond honorably to our world.  The earthquake around Yogyakarta put into the right perspective Australian relationships with Indonesia. It put human beings first.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    John Howard rewards excellence: what kind?

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 29 May 2006
    1 Comment

    Before the Budget, Mr Howard defended tax cuts for wealthy Australians. He said that excellence should be rewarded. Where does excellence begin, and what kind should be rewarded.

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  • RELIGION

    Letter from James

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 22 May 2006

    Football teams, empires and prime ministers rise and fall but, it is said, God’s word abides forever. True, but the books of scripture themselves also rise and fall in popularity.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    On record

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 22 May 2006

    Andrew Hamilton critiques Robert Manne’s Quarterly Essay, Sending them Home: Refugees and the new politics of indifference.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    First give West Papuans a human welcome

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 18 May 2006
    2 Comments

    The arrival of West Papuan refugees raises complex questions. Discussion must begin by honouring the humanity of the West Papuans involved.

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  • RELIGION

    Theologians adrift in the sea of art

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 18 May 2006
    1 Comment

    Christian thinkers have said little about art. They have affirmed its importance, but rarely grasped how it is made.    

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  • RELIGION

    An evolutionary vision

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 14 May 2006

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the 40th of Winston Churchill’s. They never met and had totally different temperaments. But some things they had in common.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Paradise gained and lost

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 14 May 2006

    Andrew Hamilton reviews Luther’s Pine: an Autobiography, by John Molony.

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  • RELIGION

    The service of the word

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 14 May 2006

    In the Catholic funeral liturgy, we hear that ‘Life is changed, not ended’. These words, laconic and simple, have stayed with me recently.

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