The Encyclopedia of Religion in Australia by James JuppThe Encyclopedia of Religion in Australia by James Jupp

The Encyclopedia of Religion in Australia

EditorJames Jupp

Hardcover | September 21, 2009

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Australia is a country rich in religious diversity. While constitutionally-speaking Australia is a secular society, waves of immigration over its short history have had a large impact on its religious and cultural make-up. The Encyclopedia of Religion in Australia is the first major work of reference to describe the beliefs, practices and organisation of religion in Australia. It examines religion in several different ways: historical development, belief systems and controversies, as well as the social role each faith plays in modern Australian society. This comprehensive volume includes entries on indigenous spirituality, Scientology, hillsong, and atheism, and features all of the major religions. Richly illustrated, it includes a section dedicated to current debates and issues in modern-day Australia, such as the place of religion in politics, fundamentalism, religious education and social cohesion.
Title:The Encyclopedia of Religion in AustraliaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:822 pages, 10.08 × 7.56 × 2.28 inPublished:September 21, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521864070

ISBN - 13:9780521864077

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Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction; Part II. Indigenous Religions; Part III. Anglicans; Part IV. Buddhists; Part V. Catholics; Part VI. Islam; Part VII. Jews; Part VIII. Lutheranism; Part IX. Orthodox; Part X. Pentecostals; Part XI. Presbyterians (see also Uniting Church); Part XII. Uniting Church (see also Congregationals, Methodist).