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Anglican Clergy in Australia, 1788-1850


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Anglican imperial designs? Funding, recruitment and national backgrounds
Gentility, manners and the ideal colonial clergyman
Social background, education and motivation
Ecclesiastical roles: rites of passage and public worship
Flogging parsons? Chaplaincy, the magistracy and civil roles
Clergy, culture and society
Clergy and indigenous peoples
The impact of voluntarism
Colonial quiverfuls: clerical family life
Clerical identity, laity and voluntarism

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Lecturer in History, St Mark's National Theological Centre, School of Theology, Charles Sturt University, Canberra


Well organized, and packed with the sort of detail that shows how thoroughly the author has been prepared to follow up every relevant question that occurs to him. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICS & HISTORY

Michael Gladwin's excellent book offers robust correctives to some of the most entrenched stereotypes in Australian historiography...[It] is a model of how to reconstruct a particular milieu. STUDIES IN WORLD CHRISTIANITY

[This] deeply researched and judiciously revisionist a distinguished addition to [the] scholarly literature. CHURCH HISTORY & RELIGIOUS CULTURE

Offers valuable insights and resources for other scholars investigating the influence of Christianity in British colonial societies. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY

[An] impressive volume - a model of empirically grounded critical history writing that deserves widespread and careful attention. It has major implications for our understanding of the character of the Church of England in early colonial Australia. AUSTRALIAN HISTORICAL STUDIES

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