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Aquinas Academy 1945-2015 : A Very Personal Australian Story (Hardcover) (Julie Thorpe)
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This book tells the stories of women and men of the Aquinas Academy, a centre of adult education in Sydney founded in 1945 by an Australian Marist priest, Austin Woodbury. The book places the personal narratives within the social, cultural and intellectual landscape of Australian Catholicism spanning seven decades. Chapters trace the founding vision of the academy as a Catholic institution of higher education affiliated with Saint Thomas Aquinas’s university in Rome, the expansion of programmes of adult spirituality across the eastern Australian states and the growing place of contemplative and mystical prayer in a church rediscovering its spiritual core. Combining archival research and conversations with former students and staff about childhood, war, family and the struggles to make sense of losses and loves, the Aquinas Academy is a story ultimately about adults learning to grow up.
Number of Pages: 167
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Christianity / Theology / General
Publisher: David Brown Book Co
Author: Julie Thorpe
Street Date: June 30, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-2158
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