Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Associate Professor Clive Pearson

Associate Professor Clive Pearson

BA(Hons), BD (Otago) PhD (Cantab)

Dr Pearson teaches in the areas ministry, and contextual, diasporic and public theologies. He is one of the founding figures of the Global Network of Public Theologyhe played an active role in the South Pacific Association. He is committed to nurturing the relationship between the Christian faith and the Muslim community in Sydney and has taken a lead in working with the Korean church at home and abroad.

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  • Introduction to Public Theology
  • Critical Ecotheology
  • Ordination Studies
  • Cross Cultural Ministry and Theology
  • Christologies in Context
  • Reflective Practice in Ministry

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Recent publications

Books
  • Faith in a Hyphen: Doing Cross Cultural Theologies Down Under (edited). Adelaide: Open Book,    2004 / 2006 / 2009.
  • Home and Away, ed. with Stephen Burns,  (Eugene: Wipf and Stock), 2012   forthcoming).ch 1. 'Home and Away: Faith and Identity in Diaspora'].
  • MEDIAting Theology,  Korean Christian Weekly / UTC Publications, Sydney 2012.
  • Out of Place: Doing Theology on the Crosscultural Brink, ed, with Jione Havea,  London: Equinox Books, February, 2011. [ch. 5. 'Out of Place with Jesus-Christ'].
  • Scholarship and Fierce Sincerity: Henry D.A. Major: The Face of Anglican Modernism,  Auckland: Polygraphia, 2006.
  • Thirty Years of Korean Ministry in Australia, ed. with Myong Duk Yang [in English and Korean]. Sydney: UTC Publications, and Seoul: Presbyterian Church Press, 2004
Book chapters
  • 'Changing Subject', in Crossing Borders: Faith, Ministry and Identity in Multicultural Australia, ed. H. Richmond and M. D. Yang. Adelaide: Open Book, 2006.
  • 'Christologies in the South Pacific and Australia',  in Daniel Patte, ed., The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity,  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010; 224-225.
  • 'Exploring a Public Theology for Here on Earth', in Sebastian Kim, ed.,  Christianity and the  Renewal of Nature  2011.
  • 'Henry Major and "The Forward Policy": The Original Purpose of The Modern Churchman', Modern Believing, April, 2011.
  • 'Mastering Theology',  in Sang Taek Lee, New Church, New Land, Seoul: PCK,  revised edition, 2011;
  • 'Oceanic Readings: Pacific Perspectives on Climate Change', in E. Conradie, Creation and Redemption, 2 volumes, forthcoming  2012.
  • 'Speaking of God', in Christians in Public, ed. L. Hansen. Stellenbosch: African Sun Media, 2007. 61-78.
  • 'What We Do In Ordinary Time Matters', in  ed.[Pauline Kollontai, Proceedings of International Conference on Peace and Reconciliation, Seoul / York St. Johns University, 2012
Refereed journal articles
  • 'Constructing a Public Missiology', Kensosis [Singapore],  2012.
  • 'Earthing our Faith', Pacific Journal of Theology, Series II, 38 (2007): 39-58.
  • 'Editorial', Special Issue: Climate Change and the Common Good, International Journal of Public Theology, 4:3, 2010, 269-270.
  • 'Exploring the ACCatalyst's Call for a 'Careful Reading': The UCA and its Preamble', Uniting Church Studies, Vol. 16: 1, June, 2010: pp. 7-18
  • 'How Shy Can a Reformed Theology Be?', Journal of Reformed Theology, 1:3 (2007).
  • 'On the Look-out for the Public Christ in the Australian Soul', Uniting Church Studies 14:2 (December 2008): 65-76.
  • 'The Purpose and Practice of a Public Theology in a Time of Climate Change', International Journal of Public Theology, 4:3, 2010, 356-372.
  • 'The Quest for a Cross-Cultural Theology', Cross-Culture: A Journal of Theology and Ministerial Practice, 1:1 (October 2008): 1-14.
  • 'The Quest for a Glocal Public Theology', International Journal of Public Theology, 1/2: 2007, 151-172.
Book reviews:
  • Celia Deane-Drummond and Heinrich Bedford-Strohm,  Religion and Ecology in the Public Sphere,  in Modern Believing, 2012 (forthcoming).
  • Laurie Green, Let's Do Contextual Theology, Expository Times, 2012 (forthcoming) .
  • Geoffrey Troughton, New Zealand Jesus: Social and Religious Transformations of an  Image,  1890-1940, in Church Heritage, August,2012.
  • Kevin J. Vanhoozer,  Charles A. Anderson, and Michael J. Sleasman, ed., Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends, Grand Rapids, Baker Academic, 2007, Journal of Reformed Theology, 4:3 [2010], 260-261.

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