The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History

Author(s): Meredith Lake

Australian

WINNER AUSTRALIAN HISTORY 2019 PM'S PRIZE


The revelatory story of the Bible in Australia, from the convict era to the Mabo land rights campaign, Nick Cave, the Bra Boys, and beyond. Thought to be everything from the word of God to a resented imposition, the Bible has been debated, painted, rejected, translated, read, gossiped about, preached, and tattooed. At a time when public discussion of religion is deeply polarised, Meredith Lake reveals the Bible's dynamic influence in Australia and offers an innovative new perspective on Christianity and its changing role in our society. In the hands of writers, artists, wowsers, Bible-bashers, immigrants, suffragists, evangelists, unionists, Indigenous activists, and many more. A must-read for sceptics, the curious, the lapsed, the devout, the believer, and non-believer.

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Meredith Lake is an historian with a PhD from the University of Sydney, where she has also taught courses in Australian history.

General Fields

  • : 9781742235714
  • : NewSouth Publishing
  • : NewSouth
  • : January 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 336
  • : Meredith Lake