Theology resources

CB Samuel: The Changing Role of Western Christians in the 21st Century(audio)


“Towards an Aboriginal Theology” by Graham Paulson
excerpt – “What I do intend to discuss are the key
features of a biblical theology that relate especially to Indigenous
cultures. The focus will be on biblical principles not just because I am a Protestant, but because the development of theology in the Pacific
region is weighed down by a history of colonialism. One way of over-
coming the effects of this history is to engage with the biblical literature, rather than Western theology, with resources drawn from our own spiritual traditions.”

Click here for PDF – “Towards an Aboriginal theology” by Graham Paulson

from Pacifica Australasian theological studies

Five Smooth Stones: Reading the Bible through Aboriginal Eyes by Graham Paulson and Mark Brett

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“Anarcho-Primitivism and the bible” by Ched Myers
excerpt – “The trenchant anarcho-primitivist critique of civilisation finds surprising resonance in the Hebrew-Christian scriptures – if, that is, they are read as documents of Israelite resistance to Ancient Near Eastern empires from Egypt to Rome, rather than a legitimating ideology for Christendom.”

Anarcho-Primitivism andtheBible


“The Faith – The Dreaming”
by Bejam Kunmunara Jarlow Nunukel Kabool, son of Oodgeroo of the tribe Noonuccal, Custodian of the land Minjerribah
click here – “The Faith – The Dreaming”


“Australia – Whose land?” by Dr. Peter Adam
“Do churches have any responsibilities in these matters? Yes, because the land and wealth of churches came from land stolen from the indigenous people of Australia. The prosperity of our churches has come from the proceeds of crime.”
click here – “Australia – Whose land?” by Dr. Peter Adam


TRINITIES Theories about the father, son and holy spirit

“Making common cause with the poor” – the Liberation Theology of Leonardo Boff and Clodovis Boff

“There is a failure to see that the poor are oppressed and made poor by others; and what they do possess – strength to resist, capacity to understand their rights, to organize themselves and transform a subhuman situation – tends to be left out of account. Aid increases the dependence of the poor, tying them to help from others, to decisions made by others: again not enabling them to become their own liberators.”

“The historical subjects of this liberation are the oppressed who must develop a consciousness of their oppressed situation, organize themselves, and take steps that will lead to a society that is less dependent and less subject to injustices. Other classes may, and should, join this project of the oppressed, but without trying to control it.”


Jim Douglass on liberation: “Just how far would you like to go in?”

“The martyred apostles of liberation, observing the homage we pay them, ask with their eyes wide as tigers, “And just how far would you like to go in?”


Gandhi on God

Mahatma Gandhi recorded in Kingsley Hall, London in 1931.