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The Resource The fountain of public prosperity : evangelical christians in australian history 1740 - 1914, Stuart Piggin and Robert D. Linder

The fountain of public prosperity : evangelical christians in australian history 1740 - 1914, Stuart Piggin and Robert D. Linder

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The fountain of public prosperity : evangelical christians in australian history 1740 - 1914
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The fountain of public prosperity
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evangelical christians in australian history 1740 - 1914
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Stuart Piggin and Robert D. Linder
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eng
Summary
The official religion brought to Australia with the First Fleet was Evangelical Christianity, the 'vital religion' then shaping public policy through William Wilberforce and his fellow evangelicals. That it has shaped Australian history ever since, making a substantial contribution to the public prosperity of the nation, is an untold story. Christian values and identity were the main components of Australian values and identity. Evangelical 'moralising' may be understood as a concern to address the 'hard' cultures associated with convicts, the liquor industry, and male misogyny. The movement provided opportunities for women to work in reform, charitable, evangelistic, and missionary organisations, thus laying strong foundations for feminism. In their concern for 'Christlike citizenship', evangelicals cared for the nation's children in Sunday schools and its youth in societies for young people such as the YMCA, YWCA, and Christian Endeavour. The major component of the humanitarian movement, evangelicals ensured that the convict settlement of Australia was more humane than is generally recognised. They did most of the all-too-little that was done to protect the Indigenous population and to educate settlers, keeping alive in the latter a conscience over maltreatment of the former. In a profusion of charities, evangelicals in the nineteenth century, as today, provided most of the welfare for the population's disadvantaged. The Fountain of Public Prosperity presents propositions which require a radical revision of received understandings, an appreciation of unmined riches in the Australian experience, and reconnection with an often buried past. Drawing on these untapped resources is the safest route to reimagining a future for Australia -- Cover
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Summary
The official religion brought to Australia with the First Fleet was Evangelical Christianity, the `vital religion' then shaping public policy through William Wilberforce and his fellow evangelicals. That it has shaped Australian history ever since, making a substantial contribution to the public prosperity of the nation, is an untold story.
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Australian Christian Book of the Year Award, 2019.
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ANL
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Piggin, Stuart
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269.2
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Linder, Robert D.
  • Scalmer, Sean
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Australian history Monash University Publishing
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  • Evangelicalism
  • History
  • Christianity
  • Australia
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adult
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Evangelical Christians in Australian history 1740-1914
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The fountain of public prosperity : evangelical christians in australian history 1740 - 1914, Stuart Piggin and Robert D. Linder
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'purifying at its source the fountain of public prosperity" (Henry William Haygarth) --Title page
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [584]-625) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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000060985054
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 674 pages
Isbn
9781925523461
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(hardback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)1006879928
Label
The fountain of public prosperity : evangelical christians in australian history 1740 - 1914, Stuart Piggin and Robert D. Linder
Publication
Copyright
Note
'purifying at its source the fountain of public prosperity" (Henry William Haygarth) --Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [584]-625) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060985054
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 674 pages
Isbn
9781925523461
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006879928

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