Contemplating Country: More Gondwana Theology
Contemplating Country picks up where Gondwana Theology (2018) left off. It extends and deepens the ways in which Aboriginal spirituality and Christian theology may talk to each other. Employing the image of conversation around a campfire, Contemplating Country invites the reader to consider the ways in which Christian theology, community, and practice may be transformed through a deep and profound encounter with Aboriginal ways of seeing, knowing, and doing. Such transformation is necessary, according to this author, if Christianity is ever to leave behind its Eurocentric habits and truly arrive in the sovereign and unceded country of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations.
Garry Worete Deverell is a trawloolway man, Anglican priest, and academic dean in the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Divinity. He is the author of The Bonds of Freedom (2008) and Gondwana Theology (2018).