This benchmark work is unlike anything previously attempted. It is the first comprehensive national history of Anglicans in Australia. Anglicanism in Australia is an important contribution to our social history. Its authors have moved beyond biography and histories of individual congregations to create a broad, complex, layered history. They assess Anglicanism's contribution to Australian social, political and cultural life. They explore the processes by which a highly centralised English institution has been reshaped by the environment and experience of this country. The book begins with a fascinating and thoroughly researched narrative account which moves from the arrival with the First Fleet of an Anglican chaplain, right through to the 1990s. Along the way it charts, among many other events, the nineteenth-century church buffeted by the pendulum swings of state aid'; the nationalistic fervour of wartime, and the political radicalism of the 1960s. In its second half, Anglicanism in Australia looks at Anglicans dealing with a broad spectrum of issues- the family, questions of gender, Indigenous peoples, the visual arts, the search fo
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Author Biography - Bruce N. Kaye
Bruce Kaye is General Secretary of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia and has a special interest in the early history and theology of Australian Anglicans. His books include A Church without Walls- Being Anglican in Australia (1995). Tom Frame is bishop to the Australian Defence Forces and a widely published naval and church historian. His books include A Church for a Nation- A History of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn (2000). Colin Holden is a Senior Associate of the History Department and a Fellow of the Department of Fine Arts, University of Melbourne. His books include From Tories at Prayer to Socialists at Mass (MUP, 1996). Geoff Treloar is a historian with a particular interest in nineteenth-century religious history and Australian evangelical groups. His books include Lightfoot the Historian- The Nature and Role of History in the Life and Thought of J. B. Lightfoot (1828 89) as Churchman and Scholar (1996). The many contributors are all eminent in their particular fields.