Australia’s Secular Foundations. By Malcolm Wood

Explaining how Australia’s secular society derives from its colonial past, this book examines:

The environmental and social context that encouraged godlessness, including the convict system, the bush, materialism and cultural development; religious practice and sectarianism; the state’s policy of denominational even-handedness to ensure social harmony; the challenges to faith that science and critical biblical scholarship posed; and churchmen’s attempts to foist a moral code on society’s poor and distressed.

ISBN: 9781925333329

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Explaining how Australia’s secular society derives from its colonial past, this book examines:

The environmental and social context that encouraged godlessness, including the convict system, the bush, materialism and cultural development; religious practice and sectarianism; the state’s policy of denominational even-handedness to ensure social harmony; the challenges to faith that science and critical biblical scholarship posed; and churchmen’s attempts to foist a moral code on society’s poor and distressed.

ISBN: 9781925333329

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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 23 × 15.3 × 2 cm

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