Some Found a Niche: Same-Sex Attracted People in Australian Anglicanism

David Hilliard

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    David Hilliard (‘Some Found a Niche: Same-Sex Attracted People in Australian Anglicanism’) surveys the relationship of same-sex attracted people to the Anglican Church in Australia from the nineteenth century to the present and how they sought to reconcile their sexuality with their religious faith. He argues that the subject of homosexuality as a moral problem or pastoral issue was almost totally absent from public discussion within the Anglican Church before the 1960s. However, there is evidence from the mid-nineteenth century onwards that some same-sex attracted people, although secretive about their sexuality, were able to find spaces within Anglicanism.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNew Approaches in History and Theology to Same-Sex Love and Desire
    EditorsMark D. Chapman, Dominic Janes
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages21
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319702117
    ISBN (Print)9783319702100
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Publication series

    NameGenders and Sexualities in History
    ISSN (Print)2730-9479
    ISSN (Electronic)2730-9487


    • Anglo-Catholic Church
    • Australian Anglican
    • Australian Church
    • Diocesan Synod
    • Homosexual Behavior


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