Losing My Religion: Unbelief in AustraliaPaperback
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- Publisher: UNSW Press
- Format: Paperback | 352 pages
- Dimensions: 154mm x 232mm x 30mm | 481g
- Publication date: 1 April 2010
- Publication City/Country: Sydney
- ISBN 10: 1921410191
- ISBN 13: 9781921410192
- Sales rank: 158,195
Winner Australian Christian Book of the Year 2010 In this challenging and provocative book, Tom Frame, one of Australia's best-known writers on religion and society, examines diminishing theological belief and declining denominational affiliation. He argues that Australia has never been a very religious nation but that few Australians have deliberately rejected belief - most simply can't see why they need to be bothered with religion at all. He contends that vehement campaigning against theistic belief is the product of growing disdain for religious fundamentalism and a vigorous commitment to personal autonomy. Losing My Religion contends that God is certainly not dead but that Australia's religious landscape will continue to change as the battle for hearts, minds and spirits continues. Published on the sesquicentennial of the first release of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species (1859), this book will provoke debate about what matters to Australians.
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Tom Frame is the director of St. Mark's National Theological Centre and a regular media commentator on naval, religious, and ethical affairs. He served as Anglican bishop to the Australian Defence Force from 2001 to 2007. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including "Children on Demand: The Ethics of Defying Nature" and "HMAS Sydney."