Book | The Hidden and the Manifest: Essays in Theology and Metaphysics | The Dream-Child’s Progress & Other Essays | David Bentley Hart
Review by Garth Jones
Film | mother! | MA
This divisive new film from director Darren Aronofsky – who last graced our screens in 2014 with the reimagined biblical epic Noah – is a startling meditation on creation.
Book | Protestants: The Radicals Who Made the Modern World | Alec Ryrie and William Collins
With this year’s anniversary of the Reformation and Martin Luther’s famous nailing of the 95 Theses to the church door comes, unsurprisingly, focus on the movement he initiated.
Book | Faith: Embracing Life in All Its Uncertainty | Tim Costello
As the former CEO of World Vision Australia, Tim Costello has witnessed poverty and injustice in some of the most conflict-prone nations in the world.
Book | Mariner | Malcolm Guite
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the tale of a traveller and his epic journey, reckless acts, a descent into an earthly hell, rescue, a kind of baptism, the path home, the growth of wisdom and the desire to share ...
Book | Workship: How to Use Your Work to Worship God | Kara Martin
The average Australian spends more than 40 hours a week at work. With our occupations consuming so much of our daily lives, it can be easy to relegate faith to a part-time activity.
Book | Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy | John Shelby Spong
In this typically lively and provocative book, John Selby (Jack) Spong has come out of writing retirement to consider the origins of biblical literalism and fundamentalism. Spong claims to have found the key that unlocks both the (non-literal) meaning of the New ...
Book | Tales from the Table: Stories from the Indigenous Hospitality House | Various Authors
Hospitality is a rich word. It is a concept, it is a practice, it’s complex and simple, profound and mundane. Tales from the Table: Stories from the Indigenous Hospitality House makes this rich, big, slippery word come ...
TV | The Handmaid’s Tale
Marketing material for SBS On Demand’s The Handmaid’s Tale depicts a young, disfigured woman sheathed in a demure scarlet cloak, her bonnet evoking 17th century Puritanism.
Paraphrasing 1 Corinthians 7:4, the poster starkly declares “your body is no longer your own”.
Book | Known to Social Services | Freya Barrington
This novel by Freya Barrington is not, in fact, written by Freya Barrington.