History of the Australian Churches
This book offers a general history of the role of all Australian churches in Australian society, dealing with their roles in the life of the states and the territorities of the Commonwealth. Author of The Most Godless Place Under Heaven,...
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This book offers a general history of the role of all Australian churches in Australian society, dealing with their roles in the life of the states and the territorities of the Commonwealth. Author of The Most Godless Place Under Heaven, Breward provides a comprehensive investigation of the major issues, including* how the churches adapted to different geographical and political environments; church-state relations; the churches and education; responses to the stubborn secularity of Australia; the emergence of a distinctive Australian theology; and the extent to which the churches have shaped and been shaped by the Australian ethos. Breward has also published The Most Godless Place Under Heaven.
General history of the role of Christian churches in Australian society, nationwide. Analyses how the churches have shaped and been affected by issues such as church-state relations, education reform, national secularity and identity. Discusses theological, liturgical and constitutional changes in the major churches, and relates them to changes in Australian history. Compares the major denominations, and sets the development of Aboriginal and Islander Christianity in context. Includes statistical appendices, chapter notes, a glossary, an extensive bibliography and an index. The author teaches history at the United Faculty of Theology in Melbourne. He is a senior associate of the history department at the University of Melbourne and is the author of 'The Most Godless Place Under Heaven'.
Ian Breward is Emeritus Professor of Church History, United Faculty of Theology and Senior Fellow in the History Department, University of Melbourne.ý
- Exploring Origins
- Chaplaincy To Churches
- Alternative Visions
- Plural Establishments
- Migrant Churches Adapt
- Educating For Social Unity
- Colonial Secularity
- Federation And The Churches
- Challenges Of Nationhood
- The Great Migrations
- From Assimilation To Multiculturalism
- Re-examining Foundations
- Decline And Renewal
- Discerning The Spirit In Australian Society.