Whitaker, Robyn J.: How the Bible helped shape Australian culture

Robyn J. Whitaker

How the Bible helped shape Australian culture‘, The Conversation, 15 May 2018

Discusses Meredith Lake’s new book, The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History.

Time and time again, Lake traces the multiplicity of biblical interpretations and applications to show that throughout Australian history, the Bible has been used by those asserting colonial power and those subverting it as a tool of oppression and an instrument of justice … That the Bible can be used in diverse ways is a thread that runs through this book.

Lake’s work is relevant to reconciliation with Indigenous Australians, religious curricula in schools, and how pluralist an Australia we desire.


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