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Believing in Australia

Paperback|Jul 1996
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Australia has been described as a godless country. The author of this book takes issue with this claim, arguing that religion has been central to Australian history, the country having been home to many religious groups including Aboriginals, Irish Catholics,...


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Australia has been described as a godless country. The author of this book takes issue with this claim, arguing that religion has been central to Australian history, the country having been home to many religious groups including Aboriginals, Irish Catholics, Anglicans, Scottish Presbyterians and Muslims, to Buddhists, Orthodox Greeks and new wave sects.;This book offers an overview of religion and religious practice in Australia over the past 200 years. It includes material on Aboriginal religious practice and the impact of missions, as well as chapters covering the sectarian conflicts of the 19th century, the growing influence of women in the Church in the 20th century, and the influx of new religions as a result of migration.
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"Australians have been slow to appreciate the rich variety of their religious inheritance. Believing in Australia is a much-needed cultural history of Australia's many religions which goes well beyond existing studies of denominationalism." "Hilary Carey traces the changes in religious practice brought by waves of migration, including European occupation and the post-war growth of Orthodox Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist communities. She also examines the slow European discovery of Aboriginal religions, the vital importance of religion for women and the recent growth of Christian fundamentalism and New Age sects."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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'A landmark book: it opens up major new themes in Australian history which demand attention.' Edmund Campion, Catholic Institute of Sydney 'Hilary Carey deftly weaves the histories of Australia's faith communities into a coat of many colours. Essential and absorbing reading for all who believe in Australia and its future as an integrated multi-religious nation.' Rachel Kohn, 'Religion Today', Radio National Australians have been slow to appreciate the rich variety of their religious inheritance. Believing in Australia is a much-needed cultural history of Australia's many religions which goes well beyond existing studies of denominationalism. Hilary Carey traces the changes in religious practice brought by waves of migration, including European occupation and the post-war growth of Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist communities. She also examines the slow European discovery of Aboriginal religions, the vital importance of religion for women and the recent growth of Christian fundamentalism and New Age sects. Believing in Australia demonstrates the central place of religion in the Australian experience and offers an engaging introduction to Australia's religious history for believers and non-believers alike.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 97745
  • Product Code 1863739505
  • EAN 9781863739504
  • Pages 288
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Allen & Unwin Australia
  • Publication Date Jul 1996
  • Dimensions 215 x 140 x 20mm
  • Weight 0.400kg
  • Christian Foundations, 1788-1850
  • The European Discovery Of Aboriginal Religions
  • The Mission Age, 1788-1910
  • Believing In Australia, 1850-1900
  • Women And The Feminization Of Religious Culture
  • Religion, Ethnicity And Post-war Migration
  • Sects And Secularization In The New Age.

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