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Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
Understanding Christianity by Rosemary Drage Hale
Call Number: NFS 230 HAL
Publication Date: 2010-08-03
Covering the beliefs common to all Christians, as well as the ones that divide them into different denominations, this is an illuminating look at the faith that began with Jesus and continues to spread his enduring message of peace and salvation.
Christianty by John Bowden
Call Number: NFS 230 CHR
Publication Date: 2006-12-23
The Guide is quite unlike any other book about Christianity.It approaches Christianity as a foreign land, which it is for a very large number of people. Written at the level of a serious daily newspaper, it introduces readers to the very different forms of Christianity as they are to be found today on all the continents: to its geographical spread; to its history; to its great works of art from cathedrals to paintings, sculpture and music; to its values and ethical responses to the great issues of the day; to its contrasting forms of prayer and worship; to its Bible and the thinking based on it; to its belief in God. More than 200 contributors, eam of scholars from the United States, Europe and the British Commonwealth who are all experts in their subjects, have written the more than 300 major articles which the book contains. In addition, more than 150 provide succinct summaries of information on a whole variety of issues, supplemented by a Who's Who of key figures, along with illustrations, diagrams and time charts, and a comprehensive index. Assumes that its readers are completely unfamiliar with Christianity and is focussed primarily on them: not a single word or idea goes unexplained. But at the same time it is based on a wealth of scholarship, so that it can serve as an authoritative reference work. And for those who do not so much want information as an answer to the fundamental questions of evil, suffering, death and the meaning of life, it offers possible answers based on the resources of the Christian tradition. >
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Edward Smith Hall (1786-1860), banker, newspaper editor and grazier, was born on 28 March 1786 in London, one of the six sons of Smith Hall and Jane, née Drewry. He grew up near Falkingham, Lincolnshire, where his father was the manager of a private bank. On 21 December 1810 at St Luke's Church, London, he married Charlotte, second daughter of Hugh Victor Hall of Portsea.
The Benevolent Society of New South Wales was the first charitable organisation to be established in Australia. It aims were 'to relieve the poor, the distressed, the aged, the infirm,' to discourage begging and to 'encourage industrious habits' among the poor and to provide them with religious instruction.
In 1788, the colony of Sydney was settled under extraordinary circumstances—almost entirely by convicts and the military, all looked after by the governor of the day.