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Bruce C. Wearne BA MSocSc PhD is a sociologist from Port Londsdale, Australia. He was senior lecturer at taught at Monash University before he took early retirement. His doctoral dissertation was on Talcott Parsons.






Bruce C. Wearne, ed. 2013. Finding an Alternative to Over-Development by Bob Goudzwaard. Bristol & Asia: All of life Redeemed.


"Seed:the salt of the earth is no opiate of the masses" Newsletter FCS NZ No 12 (April) pp 1-4.

"Christian social science as a vocation" Newsletter FCS NZ No 13 (August) pp 10-18.

"Graduate conference" Newsletter FCS NZ No 14 (November) pp 11-14.


"Confronting the temple of valueless fact - between Mount Carmel and the Ming-Ming"


"Review of Hans Rookmaaker - a biography by Linette Martin" Newsletter FCS NZ No 17 (December) pp 15-16.

"A Christian Social Perspective by Alan Storkey" Newsletter FCS NZ No 17 (December) pp 19-22.

"Marx's theses on Feuerbach: a humanistic catechism" Findings (FCS NZ) No 1 pp 17- 33.


"Talcott Parsons' Appraisal and Critique of Alfred Marshall" Social Research 48:4, Winter 1981 816-851 (Published Version of MSocSc dissertation).

"A New Beginning in Christian Social Theory" Anakainosis 4(1) September, 1981.


"Reformed Churches and Christian Higher Learning" (parts I and II). Trowel and Sword (Oct/ Nov 1982)

"Calvin and Dooyeweerd (parts 1 and 2)" Nurture Spring (October 1982) and Summer (January 1983).


Review Essay: The Calvinistic ethic and the spirit of renewal in some recent Christian scholarship"


The Theory and Scholarship of Talcott Parsons to 1951 - A Critical Commentary Cambridge, CUP. (Published version of PhDthesis)

"And miles to go before I sleep" Naked Wasp (Chisholm Student Union Inc) Vol. 12(6) p. 18.

"Whatever happened to Michael Griffiths?" Tyndale Paper 34 (3).

"Samuel Eliot Morison's tercentenary lament" Lucas: An Evangelical History Review No 16 (Dec) pp 46-64.


Social Theory and the Myth of Religious Neutrality: Introductory Theses for a Christian Sociology. Paper Presented to Author Meets Critics Session : Roy A Clouser The Myth of Religious Neutrality University of Notre Dame Press 1991. Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. November 8th, 1992. Washington D.C.

Book Review: The Myth of Religious Neutrality:  An Essay on the Hidden Role of Religious Belief in Theories Roy A. Clouser Notre Dame and London: Notre Dame University Press, 1991.


"Scripture and Tradition in Enlightenment Thought," Evangelical Review of Theology 19.2 (1995): 167-175.


Christian students in the university crisis.  Potchefstroom, South Africa: Potchefstroom University for Higher Education.


"A Free University and Professional Formation: Principles for Organisational Integrity" presented at the Sixth Annual NCICEScholarly Conference, for Post-Graduate Students and Academics, Shaping the Christian Mind, Merroo Conference Centre, Sydney, 18-20. July 1996.

"Talcott Parsons's Undergraduate Exploration in Sociology" (Talcott Parsons's undergraduate essays with commentary by J JChriss, B S Turner, J K Nielsen)  The American Sociologist Winter 1996 27:4 8-60


Review of "Bob Goudzwaard's Reforming economics: Close Engagement and Vision for Accountable Stewardship" in Journal of the Association of Christian Economists ISSN 0956-3067 23 Aug 97 26-32.

Review of Mark Noll The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind Eerdmans/ IVP, Grand Rapids Leicester 1994 in Journal of Religious History 21:3 October 1997 359-361 (see 2008 below)

Co-author of and signatory to: ACHEA "Submission to the Review of Higher Education Financing and Policy under the Chairmanship of Mr Roderick West" April 1997 


Recasting the sociological encyclopaedia. In B J van der walt and R Swanepoel ed. Signposts of the Liberating Kingdom. Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir Christelike Hoër Onderwys

"Hungarian Rhapsody" Capital Commentary 21 December 1998

"The Rhetoric of Diversity Salesmanship" [A Review Essay of Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis Productive Diversity: A New Australian Model for Work and Management Annandale NSW Pluto Press 1997 ISBN 1 86403 034 8]  

Review Essay Open the Social Sciences: the Gulbenkian Commission Report on the Restructuring of the Social Sciences (1996) The American Sociologist Fall 1998 29:3 71-78


Submission to the Senate Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education Legislation Committee on Voluntary Student Unionism (VSU) 4/1999

"Associative Disorders" Eureka Street July 1999, 7-8

"Review of Mark Hutchinson and Ogbu Kalu Global Faith: Essays on Evangelicalism and Globalization CSAC, Sydney 1998"Journal of Religious History October 1999 23:3 pp. 352-354 (see 2008 below)

"Electronic Tickets, Youth Despair And The Fabric Of Urban Society" Contribution to urban study conducted by Professor M Nobeof Okayama University (Japanese Department of Education, Tokyo)


"Civil Religion", "Empiricism" and "Objectivity" in  Readers' Guide to the Social Sciences Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, London. October 2000

(see 2008 below)

"Research Note: the Christian Critique of Phenomenology" Philosophia Reformata 65 (2000) No.2, 189-194


"Elias and Parsons: Two Transformations of the Problem-Historical Method" in A Javier Trevino (ed) Talcott Parsons Today: His Theory and Legacy in Contemporary Sociology Rowman and Littlefield, 61-78.

Artful Dodging: Seeking a place for Christian higher education in Australia after 15 years of political reforms. (Port Lonsdale, Australia: Bruce C. Wearne, Februrary 2001).

   1. John Dawkins Versus John Calvin      [pdf] (20 February 1993)

2. Christian Students In The University Crisis  [pdf] (9/10 July 1993)

3. Evangelicals And Their Political Problems With Christian Education [pdf] (17 May 1997)

4. A Free University And Professional Formation [pdf]  (18-20 July 1996)

5. Voluntary Student Unionism  [pdf] (April 26, 1999)

6. A Christian Study Centre and the Re-Formation Of Academic Qualifications  [pdf] (16th October, 1999)


Review, Benedetto et al Historical Dictionary of Reformed Churches 1999 Journal of Religious History Mar 26:1 Feb 2002 pp.104-6

"The Politics of Embryonic Stem-Cell Research" Public Justice Report 25:3 2002, 3

"The Politics of Embryonic Stem-Cell Research" Quadrant September 2002, 18-20

"Review Bernard Barber Intellectual Pursuits 1998" Philosophia Reformata  67 (2) 194-196

"Bernard Barber's Social System Theory" The American Sociologist Summer 33 (2) 86-104.

"Dooyeweerd and Parsons - Some initial dot points…"


"Deism and the Absence of Christian Sociology" Philosophia Reformata 68 (1) 14-35

Review of Eric L Johnston and Stanton L Jones (eds) Psychology and Christianity - four views IVP 2000 Philosophia Reformata 68 (1) 91-93


Review of William A Stahl, Robert A Campbell, Yvonne Petry and Gary Diver  Webs of Reality: Social Perspectives on Science and Religion Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, 2002 in Sociological Research Online February 28th, 2004


"Political Party Twilight in Australia" Public Justice Report 2005

"Ticket and Travel - 20 propositions" contribution to Tramjatra a community arts project linking trams in Melbourne and Kolkata. RMIT. 

See also tramtatic and The Connies.

Review of: In Pursuit of Justice: Christian democratic explorations, by James W. Skillen in Philosophia Reformata 71 (2) 185-9

(see 2008 below)

Zygmunt Bauman (Key Sociologists) by Blackshaw, Tony in Sociological Research Online 11(4) December 2006

  • 1. For the Grace of God has Appeared for the Salvation of all People
          Titus 1
          Titus 2
          Titus 3
  • 2. Rejecting the Idols Of Womb, Seed And Tribe - Some Reflections on Genesis 28:1-10; 31:34; 32:21-32
  • 3. Sacrifice and Spirituality : Jesus' Teaching on Salt: an Exposition of Matthew 5:13
  • 4. Job's Repentance and God's Transcendence
  • 5. Love is not spooky - John 13:35
  • 6. Let's party - Mark 2:18-22
  • 7. A Blind Man Hails the Son of David and Sees - Mark 10:46-52
  • 8. God's delight at the beginning - Genesis 1 
  • 9. The dilemma of the dispersed Christian

  • 2007

    Public Justice for All: An Annotated Bibliography of the Works of James W. Skillen, 1967-2006.

    Cultivating Care within a Vulnerable Economy: an annotated bibliography of the English writings of Bob Goudzwaard 1967-2007 


    Public Justice for All: An Annotated Bibliography of the Works of James W. Skillen, 1967-2008 (2nd updated edn)

    Cultivating Care within a Vulnerable Economy: an annotated bibliography of the English writings of Bob Goudzwaard 1967-2008

    A Collection of Essays


    •    What are Sociological Concepts?
    •    Civil Religion
    •    Empiricism
    •    Objectivity

    •    Goudzwaard and deLange
    •    Cope and Kalantzis & Preece
    •    Seerveld festschrift
    •    Pollard
    •    Noll
    •    Noll
    •    Bededetto et al.
    •    Bonino
    •    Wallerstein
    •    Clouser
    •    Skillen
    •    Hutchinson and Ogbu

    PART FOUR - Positive Contributions
    •    Max Weber
    •     Subsidiarity
    •    Recasting the Sociological Encyclopaedia
    •    Bargaining with the Business Enterprise


    (editor) Special edition of Philosophia Reformata devoted to Klapwijk's Purpose in the Living World? 


    Sociology, World-Views andWays of Life 


    Calvinism and politics. 

    Confronting the dilemmas of Christian philosophy. Commentary upon Herman Dooyeweerd 1936 “Het Dilemma voor het Christelijk Wijsgeerig Denken en het Critisch Karakter van de Wijsbegeerte der Wetsidee” Philosophia Reformata 1e, 1, 3-16


    Bob Goudzwaard  [pdf available here]
    This was first published in October 2005 by the Fiji Daily Post, Suava

    Adolfo Garcia de la Sienra [pdf]
    This was first published in December 2005 by the Fiji Daily Post, Suva

    Jim Skillen interview [pdf]
    First published in the Fiji Daily Post, Suava

    Mark Roques - three interviews: part 1, part 2 and part 3 [pdfs]
    These were prepared for publication in the Fiji Daily Post Feb-May 2006

    Professors Eiichi Yamamote and Michiya Murata [pdf]
    This was prepared for publication in the Fiji Daily Post

    Faith Community Nursing: an interview with Anne Van Loon [pdf]
    Originally prepared for publication in the Fiji Daily Post


    © B C Wearne 2021

    Goudzwaard bibliography

    Cultivating Care within a Vulnerable Economy:
    an annotated bibliography of the English writings of Bob Goudzwaard 1967-2008  

    [revised and updated June 2008; 104+ xix pages (approx 1.1 MB)] 2nd edn
    by Bruce Wearne

    1st edn [pdf  December 2007; 101+ xvii pages (approx 1 MB)]

    © B C Wearne 2007, 2008

    Roy Clouser an annotated bibliography