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Seminar 2:
Australia and a spirituality of place


Australian public identity is resolutely non-religious, but under the surface of secular Australia there is a complex dynamic of belief and unbelief, and patterns of devotion that carry significant and solemn meanings for Australians within and outside Christian traditions.

This discussion will set key metaphorical sites of 'home', 'war memorial', 'sports stadium', 'bush' and 'church' in historical context so as to examine perceptions of 'good', 'bad' and 'God' in Australia. It will use a range of historical sources to test out whether or not Australia really is 'the most Godless country under heaven'.

DateTuesday 3 April
Time7.30 - 9.30 pm
VenueSt Peter's, Eastern Hill, Melbourne
Cost$15 (includes light refreshment)

Conductor: Dr Katharine Massam,
Professor of Church History within the Uniting Church Theological Hall, Melbourne,
and a principal Fellow of the History Department, University of Melbourne



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