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Religion in Australia Post-1945
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Students learn about: Religious expression in Australia – 1945 to the present • the religious landscape from 1945 to the present in relation to: – changing patterns of religious adherence – the current religious landscape
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Students learn to: Outline changing patterns of religious adherence from 1945 to the present using census data
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Outline changing patterns of religious adherence from 1945 to the present using census data Things to consider: Overall drop in percentage of Christians Rise of secularism (“No Religion” and “Not Stated” increase) and 1971 change on census Identify the second and third largest traditions in Australia
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Students learn to: Account for the present religious landscape in Australia in relation to: – Christianity as the major religious tradition – immigration – denominational switching – rise of New Age religions – secularism
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– Christianity as the major religious tradition Things to consider: History of colonisation of Australia – British and Irish Christians Lack of recording of Indigenous beliefs as a legitimate religious tradition European settlement and immigration Catholic numbers rise – why?
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Things to consider: Post WWII – 1945 onwards – European immigrants Conflicts in 20 th century include: Vietnam War – (Catholic, Buddhist) 1960s Mid-East conflicts; Iraq (Muslim), Lebanon
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course RELIGION 1002 taught by Professor Davidwen during the Three '11 term at University of Sydney.

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