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
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.
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