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From Woolloomooloo to 'Eternity': A History of Australian Baptists, vol.2. A National Church in a Global Community 1914-2005

Manley, Ken (2006) From Woolloomooloo to 'Eternity': A History of Australian Baptists, vol.2. A National Church in a Global Community 1914-2005. Studies in Baptist History and Thought, 16 (2). Paternoster, Milton Keynes. 449pp. ISBN 1842271946

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Abstract

This pioneering study, in Paternoster's 'Studies in Baptist History and Thought' series, describes the quest of Baptists in the different colonies (later states) to develop their identity as Australians and Baptists. The first comprehensive history of Baptists in Australia with a national focus, the Baptist story is traced from their beginnings in 1831 with the first baptisms in Woolloomooloo Bay (Sydney) in 1832 down to modern times when 'Eternity', in memory of an unusual witness by an evangelistic convert featured during the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

This second volume traces the continuing growth of a national church with a deep awareness of global responsibilities expressed through cross-cultural mission. How Baptists reacted to the crises of the two world wars, the depression and the dramatic changes in Australia since the 1960s makes a fascinating study of a small denomination, within the larger Christian life of the nation. The reinvention of rriuch Baptist life across the last decades is depicted and the challenge and opportunities for the new millennium are explored.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Baptist history, Australia, church history, Christianity
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): C - Church History
Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Repository Manager
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2009 12:43
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2012 14:57
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/96

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