Recent books attacking religion have held the headlines. Now this book presents the beliefs of ordinary people.
- Interviews with ‘average Australians’ of various faiths – no militants, no theologians and no clerics.
- In their words, what they believe and how they practise their faith
- Includes contents, index, and statistics on religions in Australia
- 70% of Australians declared religious affiliation in the 2006 national census.
- 81% of Americans and 83.5% of Canadians declared religious affiliation in 2001 national surveys.
- 71.6% of the British people declared religious affiliation in the 2001 national census.
The interviews in this Australian book provide an indirect insight into the beliefs of ordinary Americans and Britons.
Non-fiction category: Sociology, religion
First Edition; 210 x 138 mm
ISBN: 9781920787165; November 2007
RRP/List Price: Australia: $(Aus)34.95; New Zealand: $(NZ)37.95: North America: $(US)30.00
The Author, Myer Bloom, lives in Melbourne, and researches in the sociology of religion. Past work includes:
- Interviewing survivors in Australia and New Zealand for Steven Spielberg’s Survivors of the Shoah
- Public lectures at the Melbourne Holocaust Museum
- Seminars and workshops at Media Teachers’ Conferences
- Travel and educational pieces in The Age, The Australian, Jewish News, The Herald Sun, Adventure Magazine New Zealand