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'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 defining and contested role in Australia. 

'A must-read for sceptics, the curious, the lapsed, the devout, the believer, and non-believer. ' (Publication summary)

 

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    • Sydney, New South Wales,: NewSouth Publishing , 2018 .
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      • Published: 2nd April 2018
         

      ISBN: 9781742235714

Works about this Work

How the Bible Helped Shape Australian Culture Robyn J. Whitaker , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 15 May 2018;

'Did you know the anti-Christian slang, “Bible-bashers,” was coined by Australians? Or that the largest crowd ever to gather at the Melbourne Cricket Ground was for Billy Graham in 1959? There were an estimated 143,750 people in attendance. These are just a couple of the historical gems waiting to be discovered in Meredith Lake’s new book, The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History.' (Introduction)

Why Our Declining Biblical Literacy Matters Meredith Lake , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 16 April 2018;

'Biblical literacy is likely lower in Australia today than at any point since the convict era. General levels of familiarity with the Christian scriptures are difficult to plot precisely, but studies of Bible reading habits, and data on various forms of Christian socialisation, indicate a significant decline in Australians’ exposure to the Bible over the last half century.'  (Introduction)

Why Our Declining Biblical Literacy Matters Meredith Lake , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 16 April 2018;

'Biblical literacy is likely lower in Australia today than at any point since the convict era. General levels of familiarity with the Christian scriptures are difficult to plot precisely, but studies of Bible reading habits, and data on various forms of Christian socialisation, indicate a significant decline in Australians’ exposure to the Bible over the last half century.'  (Introduction)

How the Bible Helped Shape Australian Culture Robyn J. Whitaker , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 15 May 2018;

'Did you know the anti-Christian slang, “Bible-bashers,” was coined by Australians? Or that the largest crowd ever to gather at the Melbourne Cricket Ground was for Billy Graham in 1959? There were an estimated 143,750 people in attendance. These are just a couple of the historical gems waiting to be discovered in Meredith Lake’s new book, The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History.' (Introduction)

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