Bible in Australia: A Cultural History

Bible in Australia: A Cultural History

Product Code: 9781742235714

Lake, Meredith | Newsouth Books


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Koby Abberton emerges like a shark on to the sand at  Maroubra Beach. Tattooed from shoulder to shoulder, his body bares letters like teeth: ‘My brothers keeper’.

In this surprising and revelatory history of the Bible in Australia, Meredith Lake gets under the skin of a text that’s been read, wrestled with, preached and tattooed, and believed to  be everything from a resented imposition to the very Word of God.The Bible in Australia explores how in the hands of Bible-bashers, immigrants, suffragists, evangelists, unionists, writers, artists and Indigenous Australians, the Bible has played a contested but defining role in this country.

Read a short note about The Bible In Australia by David Robertson (The Wee Flea)

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