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The bible in Australia : a cultural history / Meredith Lake.

By: Lake, Meredith [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : NewSouth Publishing, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Edition: First edition.Description: 439 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781742235714 (paperback).Subject(s): Bible -- Australia -- History | Bible -- Influence -- Australia | Philosophy and religion | Social history -- Australia | Australia -- ReligionDDC classification: 220.60994 Summary: 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 – the Bible has played a def ining and contested role in Australia.
List(s) this item appears in: 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Award Finalists
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Default St Albans Library (DIY)
Ideas and Beliefs
Non-fiction 220.6 LAKE Issued 14/12/2019 IA2056408
Total reserves: 0

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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 – the Bible has played a def ining and contested role in Australia.

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