This collection showcases published research affiliated with the Scripture, Spirituality and Society Research Centre (SSSRC) formerly the Spirituality and Worship Research Centre (SWRC)

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Book Chapters from 2020

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Responses by Christian Scholars to Extra-Biblical Data on the Flood from 1500 to 1860, Lynden J. Rogers

Book chapter: Christian Responses to Extra-biblical Data on the Flood from 1500 to 1860 + publication of second edition of book: The Biblical Flood, Lynden Rogers and Robert K. McIver

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Avondale Health Retreat, Australia (1899–1935), John A. Skrzypaszek

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Bible Echo and Signs of the Times, John A. Skrzypaszek

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Ellen G. White’s Ministry in the South Pacific, John A. Skrzypaszek

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The Australasian Bible School, Melbourne, John A. Skrzypaszek

1 Kings, 2 Kings, David Tasker

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Lopa, Aaron Mou (c. 1942–2013), Jillian Thiele

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ADRA Australia, Brad Watson

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Australian Indigenous Missionaries from Mona Mona Mission, Brad Watson

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Hawkes, Lester Norval (1923–2017) and Freda May (Tiller) (1921–2014), Brad Watson

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"Give Us This Day Our Daily Water", Norman H. Young

Books from 2019

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Of Falafels and Following Jesus: Stories from a Journey through the Holy Land, Nathan Brown, Michelle Villis, and Brenton Stacey

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Revealing Jesus Through Teacher Relationships: How Educators’ Relationships Impact the Ethos of the Learning Environment, Beverly Christian

Hearing the Way: What the First Christians Heard in the Story of Jesus, Kayle de Waal

Mission Umdenken: das Geheimnis der ersten Christen, Kayle de Waal

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North American Teachers' Perceptions of Adventist Eschatology, Kayle de Waal

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Teaching the Book of Revelation to Millennials and Gen Y, Kayle de Waal

Investigating the Qualitative and Quantitative indicators of Growth in the Missions and Conference of the Papau New Guinea Union Mission of the SDA Church, Kayle B. de Waal, Peter Beamish, Erika Puni, and Hensley Gungadoo

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Short Term Travel to the Holy Land: Questions of Potency, Pilgrimage, and Potential, Sherene J. Hattingh

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NAD Teachers’ Understanding of What Adventist Schools Should be Doing and How Adventist Schools are Different, Sherry J. Hattingh

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A Salvation Army Commencement Narrative: An Investigation of Literature Focused on the Army in Queensland, Garth Hentzschel, Daniel Reynaud, and Wendy Jackson

Testament: 400 Years of Romanian Poetry, Daniel Ionita, Daniel Reynaud, Adriana Paul, and Eva Foster

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Beliefs about Personal Salvation held by Primary and Secondary Teachers in North American Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Wendy Jackson

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Beliefs about Personal Salvation held by Teachers in North American Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Wendy Jackson

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Perceptions of the Mission of the Church Outlined by Teachers in North American Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Wendy Jackson

A Study of Whether Individual and Dyadic Relations Between Spirituality and Resilience Contribute to Psychological Adjustment Among Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries and their Family Members, Kate Fiona Jones, Grahame K. Simpson, Lynne Briggs, Pat Dorsett, and Malcolm Anderson

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Beginning of SDA Education in North America, Peter W. Kilgour

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Letting Jesus Reveal Himself: The Use of CHAT Methodology in the Christian Learning Environment, Peter W. Kilgour

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Teaching YA Cancer Narratives: The Fault in Our Stars and Issues with Voicing Illness, Lynnette Lounsbury, Carolyn Rickett, Paul T. Race, and Paul Bogacs

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Collective Memory and the Reliability of the Gospel Traditions, Robert K. McIver

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How Scripture and Authority Are Understood by Teachers in Adventist Schools in North America, Robert K. McIver

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Loose Ends and Concluding Observations, Robert K. McIver

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Practices of Seventh-day Adventist Spirituality (Including Tithing) among Teachers in Adventist Schools in North America, Robert K. McIver

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Response of Teachers in North America to the Competing Claims Regarding the Purpose of Adventist Schools, Robert K. McIver

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Teachers in Adventist Schools in North America and the 28 Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Robert K. McIver

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Educating for Service and Mission: Teachers in Seventh-day Adventist Schools in North America and Their Perceptions of Mission, Robert K. McIver and Sherene J. Hattingh

Healthy Lifestyle Practices and Emotional Well-Being: A Reciprocal Relationship, Darren Morton

Conceptualizing an Ecological Approach to Ethical Literary Journalism, Lindsay Morton

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Faith Engagement at School, Kevin Petrie, Gary Marsters, David McClintock, Peter Lindsay, Allyson Allen, and Keith Zullig

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The Relationship between School Climate and Faith Engagement, Kevin Petrie, Gary Marsters, David McClintock, Peter Lindsay, Allyson Allen, and Keith Zullig

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Australia and the Bible, Daniel Reynaud

Book: Gourmet ANZACS: More than Bully Beef and Biscuits, Daniel Reynaud

Book: Spiritual Lives of 21 ANZACS, Daniel Reynaud

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In Two Armies: The Experiences of Two Salvationists in the First AIF 1914-1918, Daniel Reynaud

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Religion (Australia), Daniel Reynaud

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The Anzacs, Religion and God: The Spiritual Journeys of Twenty-Seven Members of the AIF, Daniel Reynaud

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WW1 Letters of James Blackwood: A Beecroft Son at War and at Peace, Daniel Reynaud

'Spit Us Out Whole': Voicing the Double Wound in Carol Dine's Places in the Bone: A Memoir, Carolyn Rickett

The Ministry of Presence: Chaplaincy Practices for the Spiritual and Holistic Support of Patients Nearing End of Life, Carolyn Rickett

Therapeutic Benefits of Writers Narrating Trauma, Carolyn Rickett

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When Rock Becomes Fire: Heart-centred Work and the Holy Ground of Teaching, Carolyn Rickett

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When ‘Someone is Writing a Poem’: The Role of Metaphor in Transforming the Inhabited Experience of Life-Threatening Illness, Carolyn Rickett, Judith Beveridge, Jill Gordon, and Paul T. Race

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Peripheries and Praxis: The Effect of Rubric Co-Construction on Student Perceptions of their Learning, Carolyn Rickett, Sue Joseph, Maria T. Northcote, Beverly Christian, and Jack Seddon

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Current and Ideal Performance Appraisal: Employee Perceptions in an Australian Faith-Based Education System, Peter Williams

Book Chapters from 2018

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Well-Being, Discipleship, and Intergenerational Connectedness, Joseph Azzopardi

Being in Nature, Being in God: Nature Experiences and the Young Child’s Felt Sense of God, Beverly Christian

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Connecting Children with God through Nature: Why We Should and How We Can, Beverly Christian

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Are Christian Schools Really Christian? Perceptions of Final Year Pre-service Teachers in Australia, Beverly Christian and Peter Beamish

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Engaging Faces: The Persistence of Traditional Portrait Painting Practices in a “Post-digital” Age, Andrew Collis, Colin Rosewell, and Richard Morris

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A Sound Map of Revelation 8:7-12 and the Implications for Ancient Hearers, Kayle de Waal

Investigating the Status of Six Church Plants on Seventh-day Adventist School Campuses, Kayle de Waal, Peter Beamish, Jason Hinze, and Erika Puni

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Faith Formation and Bible Stories: A Biblical Framework for Nurturing Faith Formation through the Study of Biblical Narratives, Barbara J. Fisher

To Begin to Know: Resolving Ethical Tensions in David Leser's Patriographical Work, Sue Joseph and Carolyn Rickett

"Seeing What the Hunger is": Current Criticism on Australian Poetry, Andy Kissane, David Musgrave, and Carolyn Rickett

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Story Maze: The Ultimate Wave, Lynnette Lounsbury

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A Significant Shift in the Use of Resources in the 1960s and 1980s in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia and the United States, Robert K. McIver

Book: Verbatim Parallels Synopticon of the Gospels with Statistics, Robert K. McIver

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Theological Education in Australia: The Past and Present as Possible Indicators of Future Trends, Robert K. McIver

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Verbatim and Gist Parallels Between the Gospels: Coded Greek Synopsis and Selected Statistics, Robert K. McIver

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The Role of Imagination in Literary Journalism, Lindsay Morton

Investigating the Reasons why Missionaries Return Home Early. Project 1: development of an International Service Employees’ (ISE) Permanent Return (PR) Survey that will investigate reasons of early PR of some missionaries to their home divisions Project 2: focus group (FG) research on why ISE from NAD apply for PR and leave their mission fields after relatively short term of their mission experience, Kevin Petrie, Anthony Williams, Jason Morton, Paul Race, and David Tasker

Anzac Spirituality: The First AIF Soldiers Speak, Daniel Reynaud

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'At the Edge of Time': War Letters from an Australian Private Soldier, 1915-1916, Daniel Reynaud

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Redefining the Enemy in Contemporary Australian Anzac Cinema, Daniel Reynaud

Spiritual Lives of 21 ANZACS, Daniel Reynaud

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'That Sacred Band of Crusaders:' The AIF as God's Warriors, Daniel Reynaud

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A Pocket Biography of Each Contributing Soldier, Daniel Reynaud and Marcia Forbes

"The Final Subject has been Set. I'm Concentrating Hard on Death.": The Poetics of Loss in Philip Hodgins's Blood and Bone, Carolyn Rickett

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The Time of Crisis and Prophetic Visioning, John Skrzypaszek

Did Jesus, in the Memory of His Earliest Followers, Ever Nurse the Sick?, Steven W. Thompson

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David's Triumph, Brad Watson

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"The King of the Jews:" Jesus Before Pilate (John 18:28-19:22), Norman H. Young

Submissions from 2017

2017 Global Church Member Survey – South Pacific Division, Peter Beamish, David Tasker, Kayle de Waal, Kevin Petrie, Lindsay Morton, Rob McIver, and Anthony Williams

Connecting Children to God through Nature: Why we Should and How we Can, Beverly Christian

Nature-based Learning in Christian Schools: Essential Element or Optional Extra?, Beverly Christian

Perceptions of Mission Held by Teachers in Seventh-day Adventist Schools in Australia and the Solomon Islands, Robert McIver and Peter W. Kilgour

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Australian Chaplains at Gallipoli: Role, Impact and Influence, Daniel Reynaud and Larisa Miler

The Biblical Flood: The Context and History of Seventh-day Adventist Understanding, Lynden Rogers

Women of Faith: Exploring the Lived Experience of Women in Ministry in the Pacific, Brad Watson, Wendy Jackson, Drene Somasundram, and Lyell Heise

Submissions from 2016

A Study of the Membership of the South Pacific Division, Peter Beamish, David Tasker, Kayle de Waal, Kevin Petrie, Lindsay Morton, Rob McIver, and Anthony Williams

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Christian Higher Education and Students with Diverse Beliefs: Impacts and Challenges, Elize Sophia Celic, Beverly J. Christian, and Andrew Matthes

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A Qualitative Analysis of Discipleship in the Seventh-day Adventist Church: Responses to a Global and Regional Survey, Sherry J. Hattingh, Lindsay Morton, Rick Ferret, Kevin Petrie, Julie-Anne Heise, and Kayle de Waal

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The Influence of Religious Affiliation on Participant Responsiveness to the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) Lifestyle Intervention, Lillian Kent, Darren Morton, Ewan Ward, Paul Rankin, Rick Ferret, John Gobble, and Hans A. Diehl

Tithing Practices Among Seventh-day Adventists: A Study of Tithe Demographics and Motives in Australia, Brazil, England, Kenya and the United States, Robert McIver

Perceptions Held by Employees of SDA Organizations of their Relationship to the Mission of the Church, Rob McIver, Anthony Williams, Peter Kilgour, Wendy Jackson, Sherry Hattingh, and Stephen J. Currow

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Lest We Forget: Fighting Mac, the Army and Contemporary Australia, Daniel Reynaud

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Deadly Funny: How John Diamond Used Humor to Tackle the Taboo Subjects of Cancer and Dying, Carolyn Rickett

Books from 2015

Grounds for Assurance and Hope: Selected Biblical and Historical Writings of Bryan W. Ball, Bryan W. Ball and Robert K. McIver

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Infidel Geologists! The Cultural Context of Ellen White's Statements on Geological Science, Cornelis S. Bootsman, Lynden J. Rogers, and Kevin C. deBerg