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God Under Howard

Marion Maddox
God Under Howard

God Under Howard

Marion Maddox

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Examining how Australian Prime Minister John Howard has harnessed the conservative social agenda and market-based ideology of American fundamentalists, this book argues that Australia''s democratic, egalitarian culture is now under serious assault.^

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- Publisher God is working for the Liberal Party and this fine, disturbing book arrives just in time to tell us how. an eye-opening exploration of the real politics of Australia.' David Marr a convincing and disturbing picture of the capacity of John Howard, and some of his friends, to co-opt God for their own political agenda.' Dorothy McRae-McMahon [spells] out the complicated place of religion in Australian politics today' Professor John Hewson In the 2004 federal election campaign religion seemed to spring out of nowhere to take centre stage. In fact it was just the latest act in a drama that has been quietly developing for over a decade in Australian politics. Assiduously cultivated by John Howard, an extreme form of conservative Christianity now has real influence on our politicians and their policies. How has American-style evangelicalism become so prominent in secular Australia? Why are abortion, creationism and family values now on the political agenda? Why is religion no longer a private matter for public figures? In God Under Howard Marion Maddox explains how John Howard has harnessed the conservative social agenda and market-based ideology of American fundamentalists in order to stay in power. As a result, she argues that Australia's democratic, egalitarian culture is now under serious assault.

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Examining how Australian Prime Minister John Howard has harnessed the conservative social agenda and market-based ideology of American fundamentalists, this book argues that Australia''s democratic, egalitarian culture is now under serious assault.^
- Publisher

9781741145687
- Publisher

God is working for the Liberal Party and this fine, disturbing book arrives just in time to tell us how. an eye-opening exploration of the real politics of Australia.' David Marr a convincing and disturbing picture of the capacity of John Howard, and some of his friends, to co-opt God for their own political agenda.' Dorothy McRae-McMahon [spells] out the complicated place of religion in Australian politics today' Professor John Hewson In the 2004 federal election campaign religion seemed to spring out of nowhere to take centre stage. In fact it was just the latest act in a drama that has been quietly developing for over a decade in Australian politics. Assiduously cultivated by John Howard, an extreme form of conservative Christianity now has real influence on our politicians and their policies. How has American-style evangelicalism become so prominent in secular Australia? Why are abortion, creationism and family values now on the political agenda? Why is religion no longer a private matter for public figures? In God Under Howard Marion Maddox explains how John Howard has harnessed the conservative social agenda and market-based ideology of American fundamentalists in order to stay in power. As a result, she argues that Australia's democratic, egalitarian culture is now under serious assault.
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Meet the Author

Marion Maddox

Marion Maddoxis the leading authority on the intersection of religion and politics in Australia. She teaches at Victoria University–Wellington.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 227590
  • Product Code 1741145686
  • EAN 9781741145687
  • Pages 386
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Power/politics
  • Publisher Allen & Unwin Australia
  • Publication Date Feb 2005
  • Dimensions 208 x 169 x 31 mm
  • Weight 0.430kg

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