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Sample of Books from the Library
We have graded each source in this Research Guide according to the following levels.
Brief, easy to read information which may be basic and use informal language. Newspaper articles are generally this level.
Generally includes subject-specific language, provides additional reading and may provide additional background information.
Typically, these will be longer in length, detailed and contain technical information.
"Research has documented that outstanding leaders take time to reflect. Their success depends on the ability to access their unique perspective and bring it to their decisions and sense-making every day ... "
"Augustine reminds us that the Spirit works through both the Book of the World and the Book of Scripture. We acknowledge the good progress made in the 21st Century educational environment, for example through the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians, and the good work done in Catholic education on developing a rigorous Religious Education curriculum and focusing on the importance of Catholic Social Teaching ... "
"Monotheism is the concept of spiritual belief in a single, all powerful divine being. In most cases, monotheism is seen as a concrete form of religion, rather than as a simple religious philosophy. Direct contrasts to monotheism include polytheism, which is a belief in many gods, and atheism, which is a denial of the existence of any gods ... "
"Monotheism, belief in the existence of one god, or in the oneness of God. As such, it is distinguished from polytheism, the belief in the existence of many gods, from atheism, the belief that there is no god, and from agnosticism, the belief that the existence or nonexistence of a god or of gods is unknown or unknowable ... "
"The Catholic Church itself acknowledges that Muslims worship the "one God", but that doesn't suit those who want to cast Islam as the enemy in what they see as a clash of civilisations, writes Ruby Hamad ... "
"The God of monotheism is the one real god that is believed to exist or, in any case, that is acknowledged as such. God’s essence and character are believed to be unique and fundamentally different from all other beings that can be considered more or less comparable—e.g., the gods of other religions ... "
"Land is of great significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - but the connection we feel to country can be a difficult concept for non-Indigenous people to grasp. The living environment goes beyond physical elements, and is fundamental to our identity ... "
"For many Indigenous people in Australia, land is much more than soil, rocks or minerals. It’s a living environment that sustains, and is sustained by, people and culture. Before colonisation, the reciprocal relationship between people and the land underpinned all other aspects of life for Indigenous people. Today, this relationship with the land remains fundamental to the identity and way of life of many Indigenous people ... "
"In the sacraments of initiation - Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist - we are freed from the power of darkness. We are joined to Christ's death, burial and resurrection. We receive the Spirit of adoption making us God's sons and daughters. With the entire people of God we celebrate the memorial of the Lord's death and resurrection ... "
"One of the most important roles of Christian parents is to pass on to their children their own faith. It is in the home that faith is first nurtured. But parents are not alone in this task: with them stands the entire Christian community. The Second Vatican Council was very aware of this as it revised all the rites for the sacraments of initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist ... "
"Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word ... "
"Baptism is a Christian sacrament and a religious symbol in which a spiritual element is transmitted by means of physical elements. Water is the physical element in baptism, and the spiritual element is the connection to the Holy Trinity ... "