Australian Soul: Religion and Spirituality in the 21st Century

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, Nov 16, 2006 - Religion - 236 pages
Australian Soul challenges the idea that religious and spiritual life in Australia is in decline. This fascinating book describes the character of religious and spiritual life in Australia today, and argues that, far from petering out, religion and spirituality are thriving. Gary Bouma, the leading expert on the state of religious life in Australia, provides the most up-to-date facts and figures and compares the 'tone' of Australian religious practices with those of other countries. Australians might be less vocal and more reticent about their religion than Americans are, but their religious and spiritual beliefs are no less potent. Australian Soul describes and analyses our religious and spiritual life in detail as well as providing a series of case studies that illustrate the range of practices and beliefs in Australia today. Australian Soul predicts a vital future for religion and spirituality.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

9780521673891c01_p130
1
9780521673891c02_p3148
31
9780521673891c03_p4985
49
9780521673891c04_p86105
86
9780521673891c05_p106128
106
9780521673891c06_p129142
129
9780521673891c07_p143171
143
9780521673891c08_p172203
172
9780521673891c09_p204212
204
9780521673891fur_p213218
213
9780521673891ref_p219227
219
9780521673891ind_p228236
228
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2006)

Professor Gary Bouma is head of the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University. He holds the UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations - Asia Pacific and is Chair of the Standing Committee on Ethics in Research Involving Humans. He is the author of numerous works on the interaction between religion and society in Western countries including Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

Bibliographic information