The Myth of an Australian Spirituality, by well-known social commentator Hugh Mackay, was the first in the 2009 lecture series - an exploration of whether the drive to make sense of human existence is differently expressed in an Australian context.
The second of the three is by Peter Phillips, founder of the Tallis Scholars and Director of Music at Merton College, Oxford. In Choral Music: The Case for Excellence, Phillips argues that sacred music should be of the highest quality, even if this means some worshippers are left out of the singing.
Finally, in The New Atheists, Keith Ward, former Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford, systematically dismantles the arguments put forward by the famous atheist, Richard Dawkins, concluding that belief in God is the most rational position.
A Lecture Pack containing all three booklets for $15.00 is currently available. Individual publications are $5.00 for the earlier two lectures, and $8.00 for the Ward lecture. Postage is not included in these prices.
A mail order form can be downloaded here: St George's Cathedral 2009 Lecture Pack .
Alternatively enquire at the Cathedral Shop.