Book Launch for CONTEMPLATING COUNTRY by Garry Worete Deverell
Please join the University of Divinity's School of Indigenous Studies for the launch of Garry Worete Deverell's new book, Contemplating Country: more Gondwana Theology (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2023).
Contemplating Country picks up where Gondwana Theology (2018) left off. It extends and deepens the ways in which Aboriginal spirituality and Christian theology may talk to each other. Employing the image of conversation around a campfire, Contemplating Country invites the reader to consider the ways in which Christian theology, community, and practice may be transformed through a deep and profound encounter with Aboriginal ways of seeing, knowing, and doing. Such transformation is necessary, according to this author, if Christianity is ever to leave behind its Eurocentric habits and truly arrive in the sovereign and unceded country of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations.
Associate Professor Joanna Cruickshank, Deakin University historian and valued member of the School's Academic Committee, will be our host for the evening. The speakers for the launch will be: Ms Naomi Wolfe, trawloolway academic and Director of NAIITS College, Australia; and Uncle Glenn Loughrey, Wiradjuri priest and chairperson of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council. Garry will offer a brief response.
Books will be available for purchase on the night, or else they can be pre-purchased with your ticket. If you are unable to attend in person, please consider attending via Zoom. Details when you click on 'Get Tickets'.
Nibbles and drinks will be available for all attendees. 'Cause food is life.
The image above is detail of a painting by Uncle Glenn entitled 'From the Depths, Life Rises'. It graces the cover of the new book.