Title Australia's Secular Foundations
Binding Trade Paperback
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher North Melbourne Australian Scholarly Publishing 2016
1925333329 / 9781925333329
Seller ID ID293711
MINT - a NEW copy. 324 pages Explains how Australia's secular society derives from its colonial past. Examines the environmental and social context that encouraged godlessness, including the convict system, the bush, materialism and cultural development; the state's policy of denominational even-handedness to ensure social harmony; churchmen's attempts to foist a moral code on society, and their ambivalent attitudes to society's poor and distressed.