Indigenous spirituality and the gospel; surprising connections. With David Bentley Hart

In this panel discussion, two Christian indigenous leaders explain some of their spiritual heritage and how they have found deep resonances with the creation gospel in them.  David Hart joins in, and explains that, far from being heretical, their views are close to the original views on creation developed by the church Fathers – and in particular the brilliant 7th century theologian Maximus the Confessor.

The panel consisted of Australian First Nations Pastors Ray Minniecon and Gabriel Bani with David Benley Hart. Moderated by Tony Golsby Smith.

Recorded at St Johns, Glebe, Sydney on Aug 17th 2023.

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