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Religion in Australia Second Edition

Paperback|Jun 2002
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Roger Thompson, Senior Lecturer at the Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales, examines how various religious beliefs and institutions have influenced Australia 's history. While his main emphasis is on Christianity, he also includes Aboriginal spirituality and...


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Roger Thompson, Senior Lecturer at the Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales, examines how various religious beliefs and institutions have influenced Australia 's history. While his main emphasis is on Christianity, he also includes Aboriginal spirituality and other religions such as Judaism and Islam. 176 pages, from Oxford University Press.

This is an updated and accessible account of how various religious beliefs and institutions have influenced Australia's history politically and culturally. Although the main emphasis is on Christianity, the dominant religion of most of Australia's population, Aboriginal spirituality, as well as Judaism, Islam and other religions are also included. What emerges from this history is a greater understanding of Australian political and social cultures, particularly regional differences deriving from religious sectarianism and the often tense relationship between church and state.
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Second edition of a text for students and general readers on religion in Australia, first published 1994. 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. This edition includes additional material including a largely new chapter on the period 1990-2000. 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.
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An account of how various religious beliefs and institutions have influenced Australia's history politically and culturally. In particular, the text highlights the regional differences deriving from religious sectarianism and the often tense relationship between church and state.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 182043
  • Product Code 0195515412
  • EAN 9780195515411
  • Pages 224
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date Jun 2002
  • Dimensions 215 x 136mm
  • Weight 0.256kg
  • 1: Christianity And Early European Settlement, 1788-1840. 2: Challenges To Protestant Ascendency, 1840-1890. 3: Social Justice And Moral Order, 1890-1914. 4: Christian Conservatism, 1914-1939. 5: Preservation Of Christian Australia, 1939-1960. 6: The Making Of Post-christian Australia, 1961-1993. 7: Decline, Diversity And New Influence, 1991-2001. 8: Conclusion. Bibliography

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