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God Under Howard : The rise of the religious right in Australian politics - Marion Maddox

God Under Howard

The rise of the religious right in Australian politics

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'God is working for the Liberal Party and this fine, disturbing book arrives just in time to tell us how. An eye-opening exploration of the real politics of Australia.' - David Marr..'. a convincing and disturbing picture of the capacity of John Howard, and some of his friends, to co-opt God for their own political agenda.' - Dorothy McRae-McMahon..'[spells] out the complicated place of religion in Australian politics today' - Professor John Hewson..In the 2004 federal election campaign religion seemed to spring out of nowhere to take centre stage. In fact it was just the latest act in a drama that has been quietly developing for over a decade in Australian politics. Assiduously cultivated by John Howard, an extreme form of conservative Christianity now has real influence on our politicians and their policies...How has American-style evangelicalism become so prominent in secular Australia? Why are abortion, creationism and family values now on the political agenda? Why is religion no longer a private matter for public figures?..In God Under Howard Marion Maddox explains how John Howard has harnessed the conservative social agenda and market-based ideology of American fundamentalists in order to stay in power. As a result, she argues that Australia's democratic, egalitarian culture is now under serious assault.

Ch 1 - Sunday morning at Earlwood Methodist..Ch 2 - Bypassing Lazarus..Ch 3 - The politics of death..Ch 4 - Mothers and fathers..Ch 5 - Secret politicians' business..Ch 6 - Crossing the floor..Ch 7 - People like that..Ch 8 - Think tanks..Ch 9 - Church, state and charity..Ch 10 - God under Howard..Epilogue - Reclaiming Australia's soul

ISBN: 9781741156379
ISBN-10: 1741156378
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st February 2005
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Edition Number: 1