Faith-based Development

How Christian Organisations Can Make a Difference

by Bob Michell

Faith-Based Development: How Christian Organizations Can Make a Difference
ISBN: 9781626982147
Pages: 256
Pages: 256

International development work is a largely secular discipline that has historically distanced itself from faith concerns; even many faith-based NGOs have sought to minimize the relationship between their religious convictions and their work. Secular groups often see faith-based agencies as “irritating marginal players” in the global development scene. This book argues that the effectiveness of these types of organisations often derives from their sense of religious mission and that this values base should be strengthened and reclaimed. Church and parachurch organisations have long been major players in international development work. Drawing on extensive qualitative evidence the book maps the unique strengths of faith-based approaches to development. The author argues that when governors of faith-based NGOs are intentional about the role of faith in their work organisations can become more accountable, effective, and resistant to organisational drift.

About the Author

Revd Dr Robert Mitchell has held a position as Honorary Research Associate with the University of Divinity since 2016.

Love: Art of Emotion 1400-1800

by Angela Hesson, Matthew Martin, Charles Zika

Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800
ISBN: 9781925432329
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781925432312
Pages: 256

This volume is published in conjunction with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, to coincide with an exhibition of the same title held at the National Gallery of Victoria. The essays gathered in this volume explore the manner in which visual and material culture from 1400 to 1800 developed the complex theme of love and gave it enumerable new emotional forms. While popular conceptions of love often focus on romance, this book explores through many depictions of love in paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings, as well as a selection of non-representational and functional objects, the emotion’s varied manifestations across the realms of human experience and exchange, including familial relationships, religious devotion, friendship, altruism, patriotism, narcissism, materialism and nostalgia.

Publisher: National Gallery of Victoria

About the Authors

Angela Hesson

Matthew Martin

Dr Matthew Martin held a position as an Honorary Research Associate with the University of Divinity from 2011-2018.

Matthew Martin is Curator of International Decorative Arts and Antiquities in the National Gallery of Victoria.  Holding degrees in Archaeology, Semitic philology and Art history, he was formerly Director of Studies at the Melbourne College of Divinity.

Charles Zika