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CHRISTIANITY IN AUSTRALIA - HISTORY

 

WEBSITES

Australian Christian History Research Institute includes online books & a wealth of information. Their LINKS page is very helpful.

THE AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN VALUES INSTITUTE contributes to the ongoing protection and promotion of Christian values in Australia. It has an historical ethos.

'Christianity in Australia' (Wikipedia) has a very thorough page.

 

 

ARTICLES and ESSAYS

 How long can we flog this parson? by Simon Manchester (The Briefing). An illuminating article about the second chaplain to New South Wales — Samuel Marsden, who is known as the 'flogging parson'.

Sacred Australia? by Adrian van Leen (Lookout). Part 1

Sacred Australia? The Dutch Connection by Adrian van Leen (Lookout). Part 2.

Why Australia's Christian Heritage Matters by Charles Francis QC

 

 

ARTICLES BY 'CHRISTIAN FAITH'

Evaluating Billy Graham 50 Years On by Terry Allen

The Bicentenary of Christian Schooling in Australia 1793-1993 by Stephen Cracknell

 

 

EDUCATION

Thomas Taber was one of the first teachers in the early colony.

 

 

 

 

CHRISTIANITY IN AUSTRALIA - MODERN

 

LIST OF CHURCHES

An exhaustive list of Australian Churches is available HERE, divided by States & Territories.

 

 

CENSUS DATA:

Australian Bureau of Statistics:

Christian groups in Australia (1996) A fascinating look at how vast a number of 'Christian' groups that exist in Australia.

Religious affiliation and activity (2004) Includes trends, factors influencing change, demographic differences, participation in religious activities & voluntary work.

Religious affiliation (2006 Yearbook) Includes 1901-2001 data & percentage changes over time.

Growth of non-Christian religions (2006) Non-Christian religions in Australia are growing at a faster rate than Christianity. State/territory & capital city data.

Christianity & migration; non-Christian religions & migration (2007) Including Australia's religious profile, religion & country of birth, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, Lebanon & a list of references.

Other:

Religion In Australia: Statistics (2006) from InFocus

 

 

RESEARCH FROM 'McCRINDLE'

The following resources are excellent!

Social Change, Spiritual Trends: Christianity in Australia Today (pdf). This is extremely helpful - great research! Other wonderful resources on this page include:

  • Infographic of the above (shortform)in pdf
  • Infographics (longform) of the above in pdf

Australian Communities Report McCrindle Research (pdf)

A DEMOGRAPHIC SNAPSHOT OF CHRISTIANITY AND CHURCH ATTENDERS IN AUSTRALIA

EASTER, AUSTRALIANS AND CHRISTIANITY [INFOGRAPHIC]. An excellent, pictorial research snapshot of Christianity in Australia.

SPIRITUALITY AND CHRISTIANITY IN AUSTRALIA TODAY

 

 

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