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Hemorrhaging Faith: An Australian Response in Exile

Cronshaw, Darren J.; Lewis, Rowan and Wilson, Stacey (2016) Hemorrhaging Faith: An Australian Response in Exile. Australian eJournal of Theology. pp. 14-31. ISSN 1834-4682

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    Abstract

    Australia recently had the opportunity to consider the results of a Canadian research project Hemorrhaging Faith through a series of conferences in capital cities. The conferences sponsored a conversation between those who played an active role initiating the Hemorrhaging Faith research and a number of Australian researchers and practitioners who considered the research findings in the light of our context. This article offers an Australian critical review of the Hemorrhaging Faith report. It will consider whether Australian churches are also hemorrhaging young people in much the same way as Canadian research would suggest, or whether the situation may be conceived more accurately as one of exodus or exile. The article plots a course for the ongoing discussion we believe we need in Australia concerning the interpretation and implications of this story.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): Church trends, youth ministry, church leavers, sociology of religion
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): D - Missiology
    D - Religious Education
    Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
    Depositing User: Rev Prof Darren John Cronshaw
    Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2016 11:33
    Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 11:33
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2093

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