The Fountain of Public Prosperity: Evangelical Christians in Australian History 1740–1914 by Stuart Piggin and Robert D. Linder

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October 2018, no. 405
Paul Collins reviews 'The Fountain of Public Prosperity: Evangelical Christians in Australian History 1740–1914' by Stuart Piggin and Robert D. Linder

The Fountain of Public Prosperity: Evangelical Christians in Australian History 1740–1914

by Stuart Piggin and Robert D. Linder

Monash University Publishing, $49.95 hb, 688 pp, 9781925523461

The Fountain of Public Prosperity: Evangelical Christians in Australian History 1740–1914 by Stuart Piggin and Robert D. Linder

Reviewed by
October 2018, no. 405

Mythology, Manning Clark regularly assured us, was our ‘great comforter’ because it explained creation, evil, and our place in the world. According to Clark, three ‘mythologies’ were dominant in the formation of non-Indigenous Australia: Protestantism, Catholicism, and the Enlightenment.

Paul Collins reviews 'The Fountain of Public Prosperity: Evangelical Christians in Australian History 1740–1914' by Stuart Piggin and Robert D. Linder

The Fountain of Public Prosperity: Evangelical Christians in Australian History 1740–1914

by Stuart Piggin and Robert D. Linder

Monash University Publishing, $49.95 hb, 688 pp, 9781925523461

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