Australians and the Christian God
An Historical StudyBook - 2013
Perhaps the most important question that anyone can ask is whether there is a God, and if so what sort of God. So much can turn on the answer that is given, not least whether life is seen to have any ultimate purpose or meaning. This book explores what Australians have made of the question of God from 1788 to the present. Belief, unbelief and indifference today all have a tradition behind them. The book is specifically about Australians and the Christian God because, until recently, nearly all Australians considered themselves to be in some sense Christian. A central concern, therefore, is to what extent Australians, individually and as a people, have accepted the picture of God given in the Bible and the early Christian creeds: a revealed God who is both Judge and Saviour. While this study will be of value for clergy and for undergraduate courses in history and religion, it should have interest for anyone who wants to understand what makes Australians the way they are. It is also a book for Australians who are personally grappling with the question of God. Dr Jackson's book will be consulted widely because of the skill with which he traces the varying facets of Australia's declining belief in God. His thorough research and clear argument will make it a standard work." Dr Ian Breward, University of Melbourne"
Publisher: Preston, Vic : 2013. Mosaic Press,
Branch Call Number: ANF 230 JACK
Characteristics: 274,  pages ; 21 cm