Dancing With Angels
Stephen Than Myint Oo has been to prison, suffered torture and released without conviction. The shadow of his prison record followed him for years, even while studying theology. But his faith and a slowly emerging commitment to democracy and civil...
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Stephen Than Myint Oo has been to prison, suffered torture and released without conviction. The shadow of his prison record followed him for years, even while studying theology. But his faith and a slowly emerging commitment to democracy and civil society were ignited by an experience of angels, which reinforced a mission plan he had as Archbishop of Myanmar for a tiny Anglican minority within a Buddhist country to take their place in the nation. This is his story.
The Rev Alan Nichols is the newly appointed Interim and part-time Director of the Centre for Applied Christian Ethics at Ridley College, Melbourne. He has had a long history of involvement in ethics. A journalist by original training, he was secretary of the General Synod Social Responsibilities Commission for a decade, chair of the Melbourne diocesan social questions committee, and has sat on many government committeeson public policy. He is Deputy Chair of the Board of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, and is a member of the Ethics Panel of the Infertility Treatment Authority. Among his recent books are Life and Death Decisions (Acorn, 1997) and Media Ethics (Acorn,2003), the latter with Jane Hendtlass.
- List Of Abbreviations List Of Figures Notes Map Of Myanmar Introduction 1. Born On The Delta 2. School, Air Force And Prison 3. Marriage And Recovery 4. Study And Lecturing 5. Bishop Of Hpa'an 6. The Context 7. Election As Archbishop 8. Imagining The Future Appendix 1timeline Of Modern Burmese History With Events From The Life Of Stephen Than Myint Oo Appendix 2suggestions For Further Reading Acknowledgments About The Author