The Spirit of Things - Program podcastAuthor: ABC Radio National
21 Nov 2017

The Spirit of Things - Program podcast

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The Spirit of Things is an adventure into religion and spirituality. It explores contemporary values and beliefs as expressed through ritual, art, music, and sacred texts.

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    Reporting Religion in Asia

    At the International Association of Religion Journalists conference in Indonesia, Uday Basu, the Co-ordinating Editor of India's The Statesmen, Hermeine Y. Kleden, the Editor in Chief of Tempo English Weekly, and Jakarta Post columnist, and current affairs commentator Julia Suryakusuma, demonstrate robust investigative values, sensitivity and courage.

  • Posted on 19 Nov 2017

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    Luther's Jews and Poland's Jewish Festival

    On the anniversary of Kristalnacht, Luther's call for for their synagogues to be burnt down in his day is one of the aspects of his relationship to the Jews which Thomas Kaufman considers in his book Luther's Jews. In Krakow the largest Jewish Cultural Festival was founded in 1988 by the non-Jew, Janusz Makuch, with surprising results.

  • Posted on 12 Nov 2017

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    20 20 Series Part 4: Music, Diaries, Couples and Sex

    Artists, Martin Sharp and Bill Viola, musicians, Jeremy Begbie and Jane Rutter, and outstanding couples like Bess and Dave Price, join some brave spiritual diarists who reveal the inside story of their spiritual life. Australia's first saint, and sex dominates the stories on King James Bible and the Sistine Chapel on their anniversaries.

  • Posted on 05 Nov 2017

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    The X Factor in the Reformation

    What was the X Factor in the Protestant Reformation that caused a schism in the Roman Catholic Church which would have lasting effects up to the present day? Rachael is in conversation with Mark Worthing, Michael Jensen, Kristina Keneally and Carole Cusack at a public forum at the University of Sydney.

  • Posted on 29 Oct 2017

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    Martin Luther, Catholic dissident

    The Pope called him 'a wild boar in the Lord's vineyard' but Martin Luther's challenge to the Roman Catholic Church would have sweeping effects across Germany and beyond where his writings inspired the Protestant Reformation.

  • Posted on 22 Oct 2017

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