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Politicising the Bible
August 29 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The St James’ Institute presents: Politicising the Bible
Sunday 29 August | 2:00pm-4:00pm | Online Only | $25
When did the Bible become a political prop?
Since the multi-award winning The Bible in Australia was published in 2018, a lot has happened. In this presentation, Meredith Lake reflects on the overt use of Christian symbolism in recent Australian (and American and Chinese) politics. Lake explains how and why the Good Book came to be weaponised, co-opted, and sensationalised in contemporary affairs.
Dr Meredith Lake is the host of Soul Search (ABC Radio) and an Honorary Associate of the Department of History at Sydney University.
A formal response will be given by The Hon Philip Ruddock AO, former Minister for Immigration and Attorney-General.
Bookings close at 12:30pm on 29 August.