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Religion in Australia : sociological perspectives

Author: Alan W Black
Publisher: Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 1991.
Series: Studies in society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This sociological survey of religion in Australia examines the factors which have shaped the major religious denominations, and discusses current issues such as declining attendances at services, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan W Black
ISBN: 004442342X 9780044423423
OCLC Number: 26634888
Description: ix, 222 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction - recent studies in the sociology of religion in Australia, Alan W.Black; the social construction of the Catholic Church in Australia, Rowan Ireland and Paul Rule; Anglicanism and gender in Australian society, Ruth Sturmey; conflicting discourses - attitudes to the ordination of women in the Anglican Church in Australia, Barbara L.Field; inequality, belonging and religion in a rural community, Ken Dempsey; social factors and individual preferences for images of God, Tricia Blombery; types of faith and the decline of mainline churches, Philip J.Hughese; Australian Pentecostalism in comparative perspective, Alan W.Black; by what authority? an analysis of the locus of ultimate authority in ecclesiastical organizations, Gary D.Bouma; radical subjectivity in self-religions and the problem of authority, Rachael Kohn; Aboriginal religions in time and space, Tony Swain; religious conflict and integration among some ethnic Christian groups, Jim McKay and Frank Lewis; Islam immigrants and the state religion and cultural politics in Australia, Michael Humphrey.
Series Title: Studies in society.
Responsibility: edited by Alan W. Black.

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