Religion and Politics in Australia

  title={Religion and Politics in Australia},
  author={Gregory C Melleuish},
  journal={Political Theology},
  pages={909 - 927}
  • G. Melleuish
  • Published 15 December 2010
  • Political Science
  • Political Theology
Abstract The relationship between religion and politics in Australia has in the past been conditioned by the peculiarities of Australian history. Traditionally religion was related to issues of moral reformation and sectarianism. Changes in Australia over the past forty years have changed this relationship as the public role of religion has waned. In recent times there has been somewhat of a religious comeback in Australian public life. This has been related to a new style of Christian politics… 

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