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Australia is a secular society. It has no established church, and no religion is privileged over the others. However, Christianity has had a 200-year head start over other religions in influencing the development of Australia's culture and institutions. Australia is a multicultural society that has been built on migration and celebrates its cultural and linguistic diversity. At the the same time, the British and Irish have aggressively colonised the continent since the late eighteenth century, shaping Australian culture and institutions to serve that imperial project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChristianity in Oceania
Subtitle of host publicationEdinburgh Companions to Global Christianity
EditorsKenneth R. Ross, Katalina Tahaafe-Williams, Todd M. Johnson
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781474480109, 9781474480093
ISBN (Print)9781474480079
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2021

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NameEdinburgh Companions to Global Christianity


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