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Anglicanism in Australia, c. 1829 and 1910

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford History of Anglicanism
Subtitle of host publicationPartisan Anglicanism and its Global Expansion 1829-c. 1914
EditorsRowan Strong
Place of PublicationOxford
Publisher or commissioning bodyOxford University Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780199699704
DateAccepted/In press - 2016
DatePublished (current) - 2 Feb 2017

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NameOxford History of Anglicanism
PublisherOxford University Press


The Church of England was planted in Australian at the same time as the first convict settlement and grew to become the largest and most socially diverse of the continent's Christian churches. Through its engagement with settlers, missions to Aborigines and entanglement with government, the Church advanced its social, educational and imperial mission. This chapter traces the changing character of the Church of England, including its move away from establishment to integration with the liberal, democratic aspirations of a new nation. By century's end, it shows how Anglicanism continued to mirror the imperial nationalism of the majority of Australians while struggling to develop a distinctive, post colonial identity.

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