The marginalized position in which the Indigenous peoples of Australia find themselves today is undeniable. Within the tragedy of low life-expectancy, high rates of substance abuse, malnutrition, poor housing, high infant mortality, deaths in custody etc. lies a spiritual crisis. This crisis is aggravated by the circumstance that the loss of the land to the European invaders has caused a loss of Aboriginal identity. In their attempt to recover from this colonial legacy the Aborigines try to re-find their (religious) self-identity and to unite through Aboriginality. In this search for Aboriginal identity through spirituality and faith some Christian theologians explore the possibilities of an Aboriginal contextual theology as a response to this crisis.
George Rosendale“ ‘Breaking Open the Word for Aborigines’, The Gospel and Aborigines”Compass A Review of Topical Theology37/3 (2003) retrieved from website Compass A Review of Topical Theologyhttp://compassreview.org/spring03/2.html accessed on 27 April 2011.