Church of the In-between God: Recovering an Ecclesial Sense of Place Down-under

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This article examines the significance of 'place' as a theme in ecclesiology in the interests of developing an ecclesial sense of place within Australian Anglicanism. Place can be a critical concept through which theology, ecclesiology, mission and ministry can be organised and better understood. The primary discipline that has deployed the concept of place is geography. This article considers the theme of place as it is discussed in professional geography and briefly examines some implications for being church and the Anglican Church in particular. This provides the framework for consdideration of place within an Australian cultural and ecclesial context. In doing so. Pickard examines the motif of verandah as a depiction of ecclesial place down-under.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-54
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Anglican Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2009


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