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The Encyclopedia of Religion in Australia - James Jupp

The Encyclopedia of Religion in Australia

By: James Jupp (Editor)


Published: 10th September 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.

About the Author

James Jupp is the Director of the Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies at the Australian National University.

List of Contributors ix
Chronology xiii
Preface xxi
Introduction p. 1
An historical outline of religion in Australia p. 5
Defining religion and spirituality p. 22
The social role of religion p. 28
Time, place and social status p. 41
Ethnic variety and origins p. 53
Religion In Australia A-Z p. 69
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander religions p. 69
Anglican Catholic Church p.118
Anglicans p.120
Anthroposophy p.155
Armenian Christianity in Australia p.156
The Assemblies of God in Australia/Australian Christian Churches p.157
Assyrian Churches in Australia p.162
Atheism in Australia p.164
The Australian Church p.166
The Baha'i faith p.168
Baptists p.171
Bretheren in Australia p.180
Buddhists p.182
Catch the Fire p.214
Catholic Apostolic Church p.215
Catholics p.216
Chinese Christians in Australia p.284
Chinese religions in Australia p.287
Christadelphians p.291
Christian Israelites p.292
Christian Science p.293
Churches of Christ in Australia p.295
Congregationalists p.299
Coptic Orthodox Church p.304
Druze in Australia p.312
The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church p.314
Evangelical Christianity in Australia p.317
Hare Krishnas p.323
Hillsong and the mega-churches p.325
Hindu beliefs, practices and life in Australia p.329
Hutterites and Anabaptists p.340
Jehovah's Witnesses p.342
Jews p.345
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) in Australia p.375
The Liberal Catholic Church p.380
Lutherans p.382
Mandaeans p.400
Methodists p.404
Molokans p.415
Moravians p.417
Muslims p.418
Church of Nazarene p.470
Orthodox p.472
Other Orthodox Churches in Australia p.511
Pacific Islander Churches p.513
Paganism an Wicca in Australia p.515
Pentecostals p.516
Presbyterians p.523
Quakers in Australia p.546
Ratana p.550
The Reformed Churches p.551
Russian Old Believers p.553
Salvationists p.554
Satanists p.560
Scientologists in Australia p.561
Seventh Day Adventists p.563
Sikhs in Australia p.566
Spiritualists p.571
Swedenborgians (New Church) p.575
The Templers in Australia p.577
Theosophy p.578
Unitarians p.581
Uniting Church p.582
Wesleyan Methodists p.592
Zoroastrians p.594
Other Australian Religions p.569
Belief and disbelief p.602
Relgion, state and politics in Australia p.608
Religion and politics in Australia - a Catholic perspective p.621
Ecumenical and multifaith Australia p.633
Fundamentalism in modern society p.639
Religion, immigration and refugees p.645
Religion, media and cultural diversity p.655
Non-Christian religions in Australia p.663
Religious school systems p.668
Religious diversity and social cohesion in Australia p.677
Welfare work and charitable organisations p.685
Women and religion p.695
Australian young people and religion p.712
Bibliography for significant religious groups in Australia p.718
Index p.759
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ISBN: 9780521864077
ISBN-10: 0521864070
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 799
Published: 10th September 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.654 x 20.32  x 5.588
Weight (kg): 2.041