The Bible and the Business of Life
About the editors: Simon Holt has a PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary, California, under Robert Banks' supervision. Simon teaches practical theology and spirituality at Whitley College, University of Melbourne. Gordon Preece is also a Fuller PhD and Executive Director of...
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About the editors: Simon Holt has a PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary, California, under Robert Banks' supervision. Simon teaches practical theology and spirituality at Whitley College, University of Melbourne. Gordon Preece is also a Fuller PhD and Executive Director of Urban Seed, he is a former Director of Macquarie Christian Studies Institute at Macquarie University, Sydney.
Contents Biography of Robert Banks Gordon Preece Introduction Simon Holt and Gordon Preece I. Exegesis 1. Jesus and the Living Tradition James Dunn 2. God and Mother’s Pride: Reflections on the Meaning of Bread Stephen Barton 3. 'Hallowed be Your Name’ (Mt 6:9): Reflections on the First Petition of the Lord’s Prayer Dieter Kemmler 4. Paul our Contemporary: Non-conformity and Innovation Ancient and Modern Peter Marshall 5. Latin Names around Paul’s Counter-cultural Mission Edwin Judge II. Ecclesiology 6. Community, Mystery and the Future of the Church John Drane 7. All are Called: The Universal Vocation of the People of God Paul Stevens 8. On Living an Unexamined Life: Prolegomena and Method in Ecclesiology for Australian Anglicans Bruce Kaye 9. Dancing for God: Challenges Facing Theological Education Today Miroslav Volf III. Everyday Life 10. Domestic Spirituality: Jonathan Edwards on Love, Marriage and Family Life Stuart Piggin 11. Verandahs & God: A Personal Reflection on Spirituality and the Built Environment Brenda and Simon Holt 12. Dorothy L. Sayers’ Theology of Work and Vocation in Everyday Life Laura Simmons 13. Vocation in a Post-Vocational World: The Meaning, De-Meaning and Re-Meaning of Work Gordon Preece 14. Leadership and Beyond Richard Higginson 15. Seeing God in the Movies: Monster’s Ball and the Book of Ecclesiastes Robert Johnston
Robert Banks’ CV and Bibliography
Examines the seminal contributions of Australian Robert Banks in the areas of ecclesiology and the theology of everyday life
This is the next book in the Task of Theology Today series. It examines the issues of evil and the end of time (theodicy and eschatology). This is done from various perspectives, including biblical (both Old and New Testament), scientific, philosophical, theological, and historical (within the patrsitics -- from the perspective of the early church Fathers). By means of eschatology, Christian faith offers to a broken world a recovery from evil. The heart of the Christian faith is the mediating eschatology of the incarnation. Eschatology functions as messianic promise for the world, not above the world. The difference between apocalyptic and eschatology is that the former offers a determinate content to particular messianic promises. Apocalyptic thus functions as a horizon, in contrast to eschatology, which is not in itself a horizon but is always the instrument of disruption for discerning a horizon. Contributors include Bob Russell, Mark O'Brien, OP, Christiaan Mostert, David Neville, Dorothy Lee.
The Bible and the Business of Life is an anthology of essays by a variety of authors celebrating the 65th birthday of Robert Banks Robert. Banks was an Baptist who worked and taught in the USA, in Pasadena and in Melbourne.
Simon Carey Holt (PhD., Fuller Theological Seminary) is Lecturer in Spirituality at Whitley College (University of Melbourne & Melbourne College of Divinity). He lives with his family in the city of Melbourne, a place for which he has the deepest affection. Previously a pastor and church planter, Simon works actively with faith communities seeking a more authentic connection with their local neighbourhoods. He has authored God Next Door: Spirituality and mission in the neighbourhood and co-edited essays in honour of Robert Banks The Bible and the Business of Life.
Gordon Preece is the Executive Director, Urban Seed an ecumenical Christian, not for profit agency that is committed to engaging faith, community and culture in the heart of Melbourne. He has a doctorate on work ethics and is author, editor of ten books on work and ethics including Whose Homosexuality? Which Authority?; Rethinking Peter Singer, Theology And Law: Partners Or Protagonists?; Bible And The Business Of Life, and Changing Work Values. He has led Anglican churches, Ridley College Residential College and Centre for Applied Christian Ethics, Macquarie Christian Studies Institute at Macquarie University. He is a visiting lecturer on Ethical Risk in Finance at Macquarie University School of Applied Finance and Ethical advisor to Christian Super.