The Bible in Australia: How the Bible Has Changed Our Churches and Society Webinar

The Bible in Australia: How the Bible Has Changed Our Churches and Society

The Bible has changed Australian churches and society. This should inspire us to place a commitment to the Bible at the centre of our Christian worship, discipleship, mission, ministry, and faith.

In a surprising and revelatory history of the Bible in Australia, Meredith Lake gets under the skin of a text that’s been read, wrestled with, preached and tattooed, and believed to be everything from a resented imposition to the very Word of God. The Bible in Australia explores how in the hands of Bible-bashers, immigrants, suffragists, evangelists, unionists, writers, artists and Indigenous Australians, the Bible has played a contested but defining role in this country. The Bible changes lives, churches, and society.


The Bible in Australia has won many awards:

  • WINNER of the Nonfiction Award 2020 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature
  • WINNER of the 2019 NSW Premier’s History Award: Australian History Prize
  • WINNER of the 2019 Prime Minister’s Australian History Prize
  • WINNER of the 2019 CHASS Australia Book Prize
  • Australian Christian Book of the Year in 2018

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Presenters

Dr Meredith Lake

Dr Meredith Lake

Dr Meredith Lake is an Honorary Associate in the Department of History at the University of Sydney. She is an historian of religion, culture and society in Australia, with a PhD from the University of Sydney. Meredith is the author of The Bible in Australia: a cultural history (NewSouth Books, 2018), as well as a student guide to The Bible Down Under (Bible Society, 2016).