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Religion in Australia

Paperback|Oct 1994
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Roger C. ThompsonA readable history of how various religious beliefs andinstitutions have influenced Australias history. 165 pages,from OUP.


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Roger C. ThompsonA readable history of how various religious beliefs andinstitutions have influenced Australias history. 165 pages,from OUP.

An engaging study of the religious beliefs and institutions of Australia,and their effect on the country's history. Covers Christianity, Judaism, Islam,and Aboriginal spirituality.
-Publisher

Text for students and general readers on religion in Australia. Provides an account of how various religious beliefs and institutions have influenced Australia's history politically and culturally. Argues that religion has been a conservative influence on Australia society, that is, supporting the socio-economic and political status quo. Includes notes, bibliography and index. Author is a visiting fellow in the Department of History, University College, Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales.
-Publisher

This book examines how various religious beliefs and institutions have influenced Australia's history. While focusing on Christianity, Thompson also looks at Aboriginal spirituality as well as religions like Judaism and Islam. His study offers a greater understanding of Australian political^cultures deriving from religious sectarianism and the often tense relationship between church and state.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 77492
  • Product Code 0195535162
  • EAN 9780195535167
  • Pages 175
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date Oct 1994
  • Dimensions 210 x 130 x 13mm
  • Weight 0.224kg

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