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Geering and God: 1965-71 - The Heresy Trial that Divided New Zealand

Geering and God: 1965-71 - The Heresy Trial that Divided New Zealand
 

The events surrounding the trial of Professor Lloyd Geering for heresy in the late 1960s were unprecedented in New Zealand history. They are vividly described here by the man at the very centre of the controversy.

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ISBN 9781927131930
Published 18 May 2013 by Bridget Williams Books
Available in EPUB format
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Language en
Author(s) By Geering, Lloyd

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ISBN-13 9781927131930
ISBN-10 1927131936
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint BWB Texts
Publication Date 18 May 2013
International Publication Date 6 May 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – 1st edition
Edition 1st
Author(s) By Geering, Lloyd
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Religion & Beliefs
Blasphemy, Heresy, Apostasy
Christianity
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age Adults / General
Reading Age Adults / General
NBS Text Religion: Comparative, General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 92
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Dewey Code 205.695
Catalogue Code 490011

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'Throughout his long life Lloyd Geering has wrestled with 'God', the deepest fundamental questions of human identity and making sense of living in this world in relationship with others.' Allan K. Davidson

The events surrounding the 'trial' of Lloyd Geering for heresy in the late 1960s were unprecedented in New Zealand. Charged with 'doctrinal error' and 'disturbing the peace and unity of the church', Geering was thrust into the heat of public debate. Sourced from his autobiography Wrestling With God, these dramatic events reveal a country provoked into considering the big questions of life, death and identity in a modern world.

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Author's Bio

Lloyd Geering was born in 1918, and educated chiefly in Otago, with degrees in both mathematics and Old Testament studies. Ordained as a Presbyterian minister, he served in Kurow, Dunedin and Wellington. He held Chairs of Old Testament Studies at theological colleges in Brisbane and Dunedin before being appointed as the foundation Professor of Religious Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. He was married to Nancy McKenzie (deceased 1949) and to Elaine Parker (deceased 2001), and has three children, several grandchildren, and one great-grandson. He married Shirley White in 2004. His books have reached both a scholarly and a popular market. They include: God in the New World (1968), Resurrection: A Symbol of Hope (1971), Faith's New Age (1980), Tomorrow's God (1994), The World to Come (1999), Christianity Without God (2002) and Wrestling With God: the Story of My Life (2006), Coming back to Earth (2009), Such is Life! (2010), four published by BWB. Twenty or more of his short monographs have been published by St. Andrew's Trust, on such topics as God and the New Physics, Human Destiny, New Idols for Old, Relativity, Who Owns the Holy Land? and Fundamentalism. Since his retirement in 1984, Lloyd Geering has continued to lecture widely throughout New Zealand and overseas. He was a regular columnist on religious topics for the Auckland Star and the New Zealand Listener. He was awarded an Honorary DD by the University of Otago in 1976, a CBE in the New Year Honours in 1988, and made a PCNZM in 2001 (changed to GNZM in 2009, admitted to ONZ in 2007).

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