Series 072/10 - Articles and essays

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AU AU-MTC 072/10

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Articles and essays

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  • 1950-2000 (Creation)

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Loose papers in manila folders, 1.5 boxes

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(1934-)

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William (Bill) James Lawton was born in 1934 in Sydney. A graduate of Moore College, the University of London and the Australian College of Theology, Bill also completed an MA at the University of Sydney and PhD from UNSW in 1985. From 1976-1989 he was Dean of Students and later Chapel Master at Moore College, while lecturing in History and Liturgy, Koine Greek and Ministry in an Australian Context. Bill served as Rector of Mulewa-Yalgoo in WA from 1967-1969, and from 1989-1999 was Rector of the Parish of East Sydney. This parish included the churches of St John’s, Darlinghurst, and St Peter’s, Woolloomooloo, which was deconsecrated in 1993 and sold to SCEGGS. Bill was also Chaplain to SCEGGS Darlinghurst and Elizabeth Lodge Retirement Village, Kings Cross. Bill was a member of many committees of the Australian General Synod and Diocese of Sydney Synod, includingthe Inner City Committee and the Liturgical Commission. From 2001-2007 he was the National Chaplain to Mission Australia. Bill is the author of many articles and publications including The Better time to Be: Utopian Attitudes to Society among Sydney Anglicans, 1885-1914(UNSW Press, 1990) and Shaping a Prayer Book for Australia (Prayer Book Society, 2010), and delivered the Annual Moore College Lectures in 1986: Being Christian, Being Australian.

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The use of the Old Testament in the early church – 1950s, manuscript notebook
History essay: Account for the rise of tyrants in Greece – 1950s, manuscript
The work of the Holy Spirit – manuscript, 1950s
The laying on of hands in the Pastoral Epistles – typescript, 1960s
The laying on of hands in the ministry of the sick – photocopy of manuscript, 1960s
Confirmation in the light of Prayer Book revision – typescript, 1960s
Church Union in Canada – 2CH broadcast talk 16/10/1966, with related news clippings
The bases of union documents of the Uniting Churches and their statement of Christology – 1960s
The gospel according to St John – 1960s
Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1489-1555 - typescript with annotations, 1960s
To what extent do problems of personality assist in answering the question “Is God knowable?” – manuscript, 1960s
Scholar in theology exam – dogmatics essay: The creeds and formularies of the church are too much in the debt of a Greek metaphysic, which is irrelevant to modern thought –typescript, 1960s
God the Father-typescript, 1960s
The Christian and changes in the pornography laws –text of a broadcast given on 2CH –typescript with annotations, 1964
Prayer Book experimental services –address to the Anglican Church League, St Bede’s Drummoyne, April 28, 1967
A brief introduction to the meaning of holy baptism in the Church of England –typescript, 1960s
Ecumenical relationships – talk delivered at Parramatta Rural Deanery Conference, September18, 1970
The history and practice of confirmation in the Church of England, with special reference to some relevant passages in the Book of Acts and the Pastoral Epistles –typescript, 1971.
Cranmer: the man who gave us the English Bible and Prayer Book –article in Australian Church Record, October 19, 1972
Church and congregation: an examination of some of the findings of the Synod Commission “Looking into the parish” – manuscript, 26/4/1973
Using the Bible – a question of methodology – typescript, given at Young Evangelical Churchman’s League, 28thSeptember 1974
Acts chapter 7 – The new temple – a sermon preached at Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide, on Sunday August 31st, 1975 - typescript
M.A. essay, history seminar: R.H. Tawney (1880-1962) – typescript and manuscript, 2 copies, 1977
M.A. essay, history seminar: G.A. Wood (1865-1928) – typescript, 1977
M.A. essay: Adelaide as a distinctive urban community – manuscript, 1978
M.A. essay: Australian urban history – Larrikinism in the 19th century – manuscript, 1978
M.A. essay: Review of The Roman mould of the Australian Catholic Church, by John N. Molony – manuscript, 1977
M.A. essay: Urban society in Australia – typescript, 1978
Essay: Manning Clark: a theologian in search of a soul – manuscript, 1977
The Moore College Library Lecture 1981: “That woman Jezebel – Moore College after 25 years” – typescript with annotations
The Anglican Church in Sydney and the temperance movement (late 19th to early 20th century – typescript, 1980s
Conference on church and society, held at Figtree, 8 November, 1985 – typescript
Chapel and community: Faculty Conference paper – typescript, 1985
Moore College Commencement of Ministry Address: Building on foundations that others have laid – typescript, 1986
The meaning of worship: a personal view – paper read at Moore College faculty conference – typescript, 1986
Life and death and the challenge to ministry: a Christian response to Australia’s population crisis – Moore College School of Theology 1989
Hearing the accents of Asia – 1989
The doctrine of the church: towards conceptual clarification – 1980s
The four-term year – typescript with annotations, 1980s
Review of ABC religious programs, radio and television – typescript, June 5, 1989
Synod Committee on the meaning and place of the sermon: Draft report 1 – typescript, 1989
Catholic-Anglican dialogue at the micro level: working as partners in inner urban mission (Halifax- Portal lecture) – 7thMay 1996
Early Church History to 451: Bibliography – compiled for Moore College students, 1990
Address to Synod - 1992
A response to Broughton Knox’s paper – Moore College School of Theology - unfinished typescript, 1986
To the father through the features of men’s faces: address at St John’s College for the sesquicentenary of the first Jesuits in Australia – 24/4/1999
Xianity in the 21stcentury – St John’s Darlinghurst, 1999?
William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast: script for program break
Conscience and constitution
Evangelization, values and Aboriginal reconciliation
The theology of Australian Anglicanism – essay included in Anglicanism and Society: Australian Anglican History Seminar, 1999
A matter of tradition and design – the theology of Australian Anglicanism: some key tensions – typescript, December 2000

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