VCE Religion and Society Resources 2011-2015

VCE Religion and Society
Resources 2011–2016 (Updated March 2014)
Some of the print resources contained in this list may be out of print. They have been included
because they may still be available from libraries, bookshops and private collections.
At the time of publication the URLs (website addresses) cited were checked for accuracy and
appropriateness of content. However, due to the transient nature of material placed on the web,
their continuing accuracy cannot be verified. Teachers are strongly advised to prepare their own
indexes of sites that are suitable and applicable to the courses they teach, and to check these
addresses prior to allowing student access.
Alexander, P (ed.) 1984, Textual Sources for the Study of Judaism, Manchester University
Press, Manchester.
Armstrong, KA 1993, History of God, Mandarin, London.
Armstrong, KA 2002, Islam – A Short History, Phoenix Press, London.
Aryasura, 1983, The Marvellous Companion: Life-Stories of the Buddha, Dharma Publishing,
Berkeley, California.
Ata, AW 1989, Religion and Ethnic Identity: An Australian Study, Vol. 2, Victracc, Burwood,
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, 1997, Eastern Catholics in Australia, Canberra, ACT.
Badiner, A (ed.) 1990, Dharma Gala: A Harvest of Essays on Buddhism and Ecology, Parallax
Press, Berkeley, California.
Baeck, L 1978, The Essence of Judaism, Schocken Books, New York.
Baker, P 1982, More Simulation Games, Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne,
Baker, P 1991, Simulation Games 4, Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne, Victoria.
Bamberger, BJ 1985, God, Torah, Israel: Concepts That Distinguish Judaism, Brian Borth
Books, Washington DC.
Bamberger, BJ 1970, The Story of Judaism, Schocken Books, New York.
Bausch, WJ 1999, Catholics in Crisis? The Church Confronts Contemporary Challenges,
Twenty-Third Publications, USA.
Bentley, P 1998, Australian Life and the Christian Faith: Facts and Figures, Christian Research
Association, Kew, Victoria.
Birnbaum, P 1991, Encyclopedia of Jewish Concepts, Hebrew Publishing Company, New York.
Bohr, D 1999, Catholic Moral Tradition Revised, Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division,
Bokenkotter, T 1992, Dynamic Catholicism – A Historical Catechism, Image Books Doubleday,
New York.
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Bouma, G 1992, Religion: Meaning, Transcendence and Community in Australia, Longman
Cheshire, London.
Bowden, J 2007, A Chronology of World Christianity, Continuum, UK and NY.
Carmody, D 1989, Women and World Religions, 2nd edn, Prentice-Hill, New Jersey.
Charlesworth, M (ed.) 1984, Religion in Aboriginal Australia: An Anthology, University of
Queensland Press, St. Lucia, Queensland.
Charlesworth, M & Ingpen, R 1989, Religious Worlds, Puffin Books, Australia.
Cohn-Sherbok, D 1992, The Blackwell Dictionary of Judaica, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford.
Coleman, N 1999, The Worlds of Religion, McGraw-Hill, Victoria.
Cozzens, D 2000, The Changing Face of the Priesthood, The Order of St Benedict, Inc.,
Cross, F 1974, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, Oxford University Press, London.
Crotty, R 1991, Set your Heart on Goodness – Ethics of World Religions (revised), Collins Dove,
North Blackburn, Victoria.
De Bary, WT (ed.) 1972, The Buddhist Tradition in India, China and Japan, Vintage Books, New
Donders, JG 1997, John Paul II: The Encyclicals in Everyday Language, Orbis Books, New
Droel, W 2002, Full-Time Christians – The Real Challenge from Vatican II, Twenty-Third
Publications, Connecticut, USA.
Dues, G 2001, Catholic Customs & Traditions – A Popular Guide, revised edition, Twenty-Third
Publications, Connecticut, USA.
Dulles, A 1994, The Assurance of Things Hoped For: A Theory of Christian Faith, Oxford
University Press, New York.
Encyclopedia Judaica, 16 Vols, Macmillian, New York.
Engebretson, K & Elliott, R 2001, Chaos or Clarity: Encountering Ethics, 3rd edn, Social
Science Press, Wentworth Falls, NSW.
Engebretson, K & Rule, P 1995, My Story, Our Stories: Religion and Identity in Australia, Social
Science Press, Wentworth Falls, NSW.
Engebretson, K 1999, Aspects of Faith: Exploring the World of Religion with the Secondary
Student, Social Science Press, Wentworth Falls, NSW.
Engebretson, K 1996, Creating Meaning: Essays in Belief, Social Science Press, Wentworth
Falls, NSW.
Engebretson, K, Duncan, B, et al. 2004, Catholic Ethical Thinking, James Goold House
Publications, Melbourne.
Fishman, I 1978, Introduction to Judaism, Jewish Chronicle Publications, London.
Freakley, M & Burgh, G 2000, Engaging with Ethics – Ethical Enquiry for Teachers, Social
Science Press, Wentworth Falls, NSW.
Gilles, AE 2000, People of God the History of Catholic Christianity, St Anthony Messenger
Press, USA.
Glasse, C (ed.) 1989, The Concise Encyclopedia of Islam, Stacey International, London.
Goldberg, DJ & Rayner, JD 1989, The Jewish People – Their History and Their Religion,
Penguin Books, London.
Green, D & Samuel S 2012, VCE Religion and Society Units 1–4, MacMillan.
Hallett, K & Risicato, C 1997, Religion and Identity: A Christian Perspective VCE Unit 1, Nelson,
South Melbourne, Victoria.
Hammudah Abd al Ati 2001, Islam in Focus, Maryland, Amana Publications, Maryland.
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Henriot, PJ 1988, Catholic Social Teaching: Our Best Kept Secret, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, 1995, Awakening the Mind, Lightening the Heart, Thorsons
(Harper Collins), London.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, 1994, The Good Heart. His Holiness the Dalai Lama Explores the
Heart of Christianity, Random House, NSW.
Holt, P et al. (eds) 1977, The Cambridge History of Islam, Cambridge, Cambridge University
Hughes, P 1993, Religion: A View from the Australian Census, Christian Research Association,
Kew, Victoria.
Hunt, AD & Crotty, RB 1976, Set Your Heart on Goodness: Ethics of World Religions, Dove
Communications, Victoria.
Johnson, P 1995, A History of the Jews, A Phoenix Giant Paperback, UK.
Kaldor, P et al. 1995, Views from the Pews – Australian Church Attenders Speak Out,
Openbook Publishers, SA.
Kalupahana, D 1992, A History of Buddhist Philosophy: Continuities and Discontinuities,
University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu.
Kaniel, M 1979, Judaism, Blandford, Dorset.
Korn, N 1999, Shades of Belonging – Conversations with Australian Jews, Harper Collins, East
Melbourne, Victoria.
Malaty, T 1987, Introduction to the Coptic Orthodox Church, St Marty’s Coptic Orthodox Church,
McBride, R 1995, Encyclopaedia of Catholicism, Harper Collins, San Francisco.
McDaniel, J 1994, Earth, Sky, Gods and Mortals – A Theology of Ecology for the 21st Century,
Twenty-Third Publications, Connecticut.
Meinardus, O 1999, Two Thousand Years of Coptic Christianity, American University Press,
Merritt, D 1996, Understanding the Uniting Church in Australia, Uniting Church Press, Victoria.
Moynahan, B 2003, The Faith: a History of Christianity, Pimlico, London.
National Church Life Survey, 2003, Profiling Australians: Social and Religious Characteristics of
the Population, NCLS, Sydney.
Neuse, J 1988, The Way of Torah: An Introduction to Judaism, Wadsworth, California.
Noveck, S (ed.) 1969, Great Jewish Thinkers of the Twentieth Century, The Colonial Press Inc,
Clinton, Massachusetts.
Panzer, J 2002, The Popes and Slavery, Society of St Paul, New York.
Pattel-Gray, A 1996, Aboriginal Spirituality: Past and Present, Harper Collins, Blackburn,
Pell, G 1996, Issues of Faith and Morals, Oxford University Press, NSW.
Petersen, D 2000, A Concise History of Christianity, Wadsworth Publishing, Belmont, California.
Powers, J 1995, Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, Snow Lion Publications, Ithaca, New York.
Rankin, J, Brown, A & Gateshill, P 1991, Ethics and Religions, Longman, Victoria.
Richardson, B 2001, Christianity, Evolution and the Environment – Fitting it Together, UNSW
Press, NSW.
Robinson, R & Johnson, W 1982, The Buddhist Religion: A Historical Introduction (The
Religious Life of Man Series), Wadsworth Publishing, Belmont, California.
Rowland, C 2002, Christian Origins, 2nd edn, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, UK.
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Rule, P & Engebretson, K 2001, My Story, Our Stories: Religion and Identity in Australia, 3rd
edn., Social Science Press, NSW.
Saeed, A 2003, Islam in Australia, Allen & Unwin, NSW.
Snelling, J 1996, Buddhism, Element Books, Brisbane.
St Paul’s Publications, 1994, Catechism of the Catholic Church (English edition), Homebush,
Unterman, A 1985, Jews: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, Rowledge, London.
Walker, A & Carras, C (eds) 1996, Living Orthodoxy in the Modern World, SPCK, London.
Weate, J 1998, A Young Person’s Guide to Philosophy, Dorling Kindersley, London.
Wigoder, G (ed.) 1974, Jewish Values, Keter Publishing House, Jerusalem.
Williams, J 1994, The World of Islam, University of Texas Press, Austin.
Wilson, JW 2010, Christianity alongside Islam, Acorn Press, Melbourne.
Wolfe, R 2001, Ethics and World Religions – Cross-Cultural Case Studies, Orbis Books,
Maryknoll, New York.
Wright, J 2003, The Story of Philosophy, Social Science Press, Tuggerah, NSW.
Zernov, N 1961, Eastern Christendom: A Study of the Origin and Development of the Eastern
Orthodox Church, Putnam, New York.
Annals Australia, Journal of Catholic Culture, Chevalier Press, Kensington, NSW.
Australasian Catholic Record, Apostolic Delegate in Australia Sydney, NSW.
Australian Cultural History, Australian Academy of the Humanities and the History of Ideas Unit,
Canberra, ACT.
Australian Journal of Jewish Studies, Australian Association for Jewish Studies, Camberwell,
Vic, Australia.
Australian Religious Studies Review, Australian Association for the Study of Religion,
Wollstonecraft, NSW.
Ben-Meir, (ed.) Gesher: The Official Journal of the Council of Christians and Jews, Victoria.
Bioethics News, Centre for Human Bioethics, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria.
Bioethics Outlook, Centre for Studies in Bioethics, NSW.
Buddhist-Christian Studies, East-West Religions Project, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Catholic Historical Review, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA. Also the Electronic Journal (full text
available online via Periodicals Abstracts).
Communio: International Catholic Review, Washington DC.
Compass Theological Review, Australian Province of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart,
Kensington, NSW.
Ethics, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA.
International Journal of Education and Religion, Brill, Leiden, Netherlands.
Journal of Buddhist Ethics, University Park, Pa.
Journal of Religion & Society, Creighton University, Centre for the Study of Religion and
Society, Omaha, Neb.
Journal of Religious Thought, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Also the Electronic Journal (full text
available online via Periodicals Abstracts).
Journal of Third World Studies, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Also the Electronic Journal (full text
available online via Periodicals Abstracts).
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Pacific Journal of Theology & Science, Flinders University and Adelaide College of Divinity,
Centre for Theology, Science and Culture, Brooklyn Park, SA.
Quadrant, Australian Committee for Cultural Freedom, Sydney, NSW.
Sociology of Religion, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Theology Digest, School of Divinity, St. Louis University, USA.
Art films has a database of over 4000 films from around the world, sorted into categories such
as Culture and Criminal Justice at
‘The Aboriginal Presence’, 1996, Catholic Communications, Fitzroy, Victoria.
‘Australian Judaism’, 1997, ABC, NSW.
‘Bells Smells and Singing: Ways of Worship in Australia’, ARERS, Double Bay, NSW.
‘Beyond Beliefs’, 2007, Issues Deliberation Australia/America (IDA)
‘Buddhism: Part 2’, Appleseed, Williamstown, Victoria.
'Buddhism', 1998, Liberty Entertainment Inc., United States.
'The Catholic Church: Part 3', Appleseed, Williamstown, Victoria.
'Ceremonies of the Church: Part 4', Appleseed, Williamstown, Victoria.
‘Challenge, Change, Faith’ (Catholic Australia and the second Vatican Council), 2009, Delux
Films, (
‘Circle of Faith: Judaism, Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism in Australia Today’, 1992, ABC, NSW.
‘Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story’, 1999, Warner, USA.
'Hinduism: an Ancient Path in the Modern World', Delphi Productions; Niles, Il. United Learning,
Boulder, Colorado.
'Foundations of Christianity', 2000, St. Anthony Messenger Press, Cincinnati, Ohio.
'Introduction: World Religions: Part 1', Department of Multicultural Affairs.
'Islam Sacrifice to Allah', 1996, Educational Media Australia [distributor], North South
Productions, South Melbourne.
'Judaism: Part 4', Appleseed, Williamstown, Victoria.
'Judaism', 1998, Liberty Entertainment Inc., United States.
'Kingdom of David: the Saga of the Israelites', 2003, directed by Carl Byker and Mitch Wilson,
SBS, Sydney, NSW.
'Mosque', Catholic Communications, Fitzroy, Victoria.
'Muslims in Australia', 2001, Video Education Australasia, Bendigo, Vic.
'Nation of Islam' produced and directed by Geoff Small, 1998, BBC, Manchester, England.
'Orthodox and Roman Catholicism', 1998, Liberty Entertainment Inc., United States.
‘Paul Davies: More Big Questions’, 1998, 4-part series, ABC, NSW.
'Peter & Paul and the Christian Revolution', director Margaret Koval, 2003, SBS, Australia.
'Protestant Christianity', 1998, Liberty Entertainment Inc., United States.
'Search for Meaning', 1996, SBS, Sydney.
'Servants of the Poor: Part 1', Catholic Communications, Victoria.
‘Settlers in a Far, Far Land – Muslims in Australia’, 1985, Film Australia.
‘A Shifting Heart Revised: Program 1’, 1997, ABC, NSW.
'Secular Soul', 2002, ABC, Sydney, NSW.
'Tomorrow’s Islam', 2003, ABC, NSW.
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‘Walking the Walk: Celebrating 100 Years of Catholic Social Teaching’, Catholic Audio Visual
Centre, NSW.
'Walking with the Buddha', 1995, Catholic Communications, Fitzroy, Victoria.
'A World of Faith: Tape 1', Catholic Communications, Fitzroy, Victoria.
American Jewish Historical Society
Catholic Church in Australia Buddhist Information Network
Caritas Australia
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Coptic Encyclopedia
Coptic Web
Cybrary of the Holocaust
Eastern Christian Churches
Ethics (Catholic, with an issues focus, regularly updated)
Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria
Medieval Sourcebook
New Religious Pluralism
Reform Judaism
Religious artifacts
Shamash: The Jewish Internet Consortium
Sociology of Religion
The Holy See (Vatican)
The Jewish Agency for Israel, The Department for Jewish Zionist Education
The Koran, February 1997, University of Michigan
The Tablet, The Tablet Publishing Co
Tricycle: The Buddhist Review
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Vatican II Documents
Wabash Center for Teaching Resources in Society and Religion
Youth and Religion
General sites on ethics
Markula Centre for Applied Ethics
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
St. James Ethics Centre
Aboriginal Catholic Ministry
434 St Georges Road
Thornbury Vic 3071
Tel: (03) 9480 3849
Amnesty International
14 Risley Street
Richmond Vic 3121
Tel: (03) 9427 7055
Caritas Australia
Cardinal Knox Centre
383 Albert Street
East Melbourne Vic 3002
Tel: (03) 9926 5706
Fax: (03) 9926 5792
Caroline Chisholm Centre for Health Ethics
7th Floor
166 Gipps Street
East Melbourne Vic 3002
Tel: (03) 9270 2681
Fax: (03) 9270 2682
Email: [email protected]
Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne
Diocesan Centre
228 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne Vic 3002
Tel: (03) 9926 5677
Fax: (03) 9926 5617
Christian Research Association
PO Box 206
Nunawading LPO Vic 3131
Tel: (03) 9878 3477
Fax: (03) 9879 7508
Email: [email protected]
Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Melbourne
88–146 Park Road
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Donvale Vic 3111
Tel: (03) 9874 8206
Community Council of Christians and Jews Vic
179 Cotham Road
Kew Vic 3101
Tel: (03) 9817 3848
Fax: (03) 9816 9036
Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria
Level 3
168 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
Tel: (03) 9662 2722
Islamic Information and Support Centre of Australia
19 Michael Street
Brunswick Vic 3057
Tel: (03) 9387 7100
Islamic Society of Victoria
90 Cramer Street
Preston Vic 3072
Tel: (03) 9470 2424
Jewish Holocaust Centre
155 Selwyn Street
Elsternwick Vic 3185
Tel: (03) 9528 1985
Jewish Museum of Australia
26 Alma Road
St Kilda Vic 3182
Tel: (03) 9534 0083
Makor Jewish Community Library
306 Hawthorn Road
Caulfield South Vic 3162
Tel: (03) 9272 5611
Tara Institute (Buddhist)
3 Mavis Avenue
Brighton East Vic 3187
Tel: (03) 9596 8900
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