THE NATIONAL IDENTITY
Faiths, Religions, Beliefs
in Modern Australia
by Simone Bradfield
Faith, religion, belief — whatever you prefer to call it — has been a part of the Australian landscape since ancient times. Today it continues as a core part of Australian society.
Although Christanity is the largest faith, there are many, many more making up our national character. As well as other major religions, including Islam and Judaism, there are the smaller groups such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Baha’i, down to the tiny groups like Rastafari, Jainism and Zoroastrianism. Some are centred on an all-powerful, all-seeing, all-knowing God; others are based on lifestyle philosophies that lead to a state of ‘holiness’.
This book encompasses all the faiths, religions and beliefs present in modern Australia, telling the story of their development and detailing the belief systems. All Christian denominations are included, as are the various segments of the other major religions.
Whether we believe or not, faiths, religions and beliefs help bring a cohesiveness to societies and provide a sense of belonging to many. They play a vital role in the ever-changing structure of Australia.
275 x 210 mm, 48 pages, softcover
ISBN 978 086427 110 5
Recomm'd retail price $19.95 (incl. GST)
ISBN 978 086427 260 7
Recomm'd retail price $29.95 (incl. GST)