Capturing the religious spirit: A challenge for the secular state

Smith, M and Marden, P 2012, 'Capturing the religious spirit: A challenge for the secular state', Journal of Church and State, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 23-49.


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Title Capturing the religious spirit: A challenge for the secular state
Author(s) Smith, M
Marden, P
Year 2012
Journal name Journal of Church and State
Volume number 55
Issue number 1
Start page 23
End page 49
Total pages 27
Publisher Oxford University Press
Abstract Critical engagement with the politics of the Christian Right in Australia and, more important, analysis of the values underpinning their political activism has been the focus of some recent scholarship. 1 Yet as John Warhurst notes, religion and politics more broadly remain an under-researched field in Australia.2 Perhaps as a consequence, Australian experiences rarely appear in international scholarship tackling the rise of religion. Of the limited academic scholarship that has been undertaken, the subject of religion in contemporary Australia has been addressed as a sociological foray, cast as a confrontation between church and state, or treated as an investigation of political partisanship and shifting denominational relations.
Subject Religion and Society
Political Science not elsewhere classified
DOI - identifier 10.1093/jcs/css053
Copyright notice © The Author 2012. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the J. M. Dawson
ISSN 0021-969X
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