Soul Search, Dr Meredith Lake | ABC Radio National
What are the possibilities for a grounded spirituality, in the aftermath of colonisation? Indigenous theologian Garry Deverell has lived the search for a spirituality that connects land and body.
Garry joins Meredith Lake to discuss what some of the implications might be, even for non-Indigenous Australians.
And, we hear his reflections on the role of ritual, the possibility of reconciliation – and, his approach to decolonising theology.
Dr Garry Deverell is a Trawloolway man, connected to the north east of Tasmania. He is the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow in Indigenous Theologies at the University of Divinity in Melbourne, and the author of Gondwana theology: A Trawloolway man reflects on Christian faith.
This is part three of our series The Bigger Picture, where all through the month of September, Meredith Lake pans out for a wider view of how religion and spirituality affect our inner and outer worlds, featuring distinguished guests with big ideas.
Presenter: Meredith Lake
Producer: Mariam Chehab
Reverend Dr Garry Deverell is a trawloolway man and a Lecturer and Research Fellow at the School of Indigenous Studies in the University of Divinity. From 2019, Garry chaired the working group that conceived the model for the School and brought it into being. Garry is a theologian of liturgy and sacraments, of Christian community, and of Indigenous experience in the colonised world. He is the author of Gondwana Theology (2018) and The Bonds of Freedom (2008) as well as multiple journal articles and book chapters.