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Janet Morrissey began her teaching career with the NSW
Department of Education as an English/History teacher at
Blacktown Girls’ High School and completed it as a teacher of
Society & Culture, Studies of Religion and General Studies at
Edmund Rice College Wollongong. In the years between, she
raised four children and did post-graduate studies in Religious
Education at Australian Catholic University and Aboriginal
Studies at University of South Australia. As well as each edition
of Living Religion, she worked on the four books in the Out of the
Desert series. Janet has been involved with Studies of Religion
since the syllabus was in draft form.
Greg Bailey, recently retired from La Trobe University remains
an honorary research associate of the College of Arts, Social
Sciences and Commerce. His areas of research interest include
Sanskrit, Hinduism and the socio-economic history of the rise
of Buddhism. Greg is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the
Humanities. He has recently published a novel about Buddhism.
Dr Peter Mudge writes and conducts inservices across many Australian dioceses in the areas of Spiritual Formation and Religious Education pedagogy. He is an Honorary Research Associate at the Sydney College of Divinity. He has written over 60 scholarly works related to these disciplines as journal articles and book chapters. His most recent publications are Living Spirituality, Series 1, 2 and 3.
Adam Taylor majored in Religious Studies at the University of
Sydney, with a focus on new religious movements, early Judaism
and the origins of Christianity. He later undertook postgraduate
studies in theology at the same university, before completing
Masters and Doctoral studies at the Australian Catholic
University. He has undertaken study at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem
and has published work in the area of Jewish-Christian relations.
He has been involved in the co-authorship of each of the previous
editions of Living Religion, as well as teaching the course for
nearly two decades. He is also a former senior HSC marker in
Studies of Religion. Adam holds an honorary fellowship at the
University of Melbourne.
Paul Rule taught Religious Studies at La Trobe University, at
which he remains an honorary associate, the University of
Melbourne and the Australian National University. He has
published widely in Chinese religious history, Aboriginal
religions, Catholicism and the theory of religion.