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Diverse Research Recognised

Posted on 24 May 2010 wgleeson

The research work of two regular Camden Theological Library users was recognised when PhDs were conferred by Charles Sturt University to Rev Helen Richmond and Rev David Reichardt at a ceremony at the Parramatta Town Hall on May 20.

Helen and David have presented very different theses, but a common thread is that both works are ground-breaking studies in emerging areas of Theological research.

Helen Richmond's thesis, Missiological understandings arising from Muslim-Christian marriages in Indonesia and Australia, is a valuable addition to the developing literature on inter-faith relations.  Helen looks from an international perspective, having lived and worked in Indonesia and Australia, and presents a fresh view of missiology as it relates to these situations.

Since completing her study, Helen has taken up a teaching position with Nungaliya College in Darwin, an ecumenical college focusing on the education of Indigenous people in the areas of Theology, Family and Community and Cross-Cultural Awareness.

Release the River! An ecotheological reading of how the Murray-Darling Basin's human inhabitants have affected its waterways is David Reichardt's thesis, forming a foundational theological reflection on what has become a prominent political and environmental event. 

David provides an exploration into the discipline of ecotheology before addressing the issues concerning the Murray-Darling Basin from a scientific, Indigenous and Theological perspective.

David has also contributed a literature review exploring ecotheology at e-Theo.

In recogising the contribution to Theological literature and to the Camden Theological Library community, the Library congratulates Helen and David on their doctorates and wishes them God's blessings in their future work and ministry.

Both theses have been added to the Library collection.  Please see a member of the Library staff to view these works.

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