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Meredith Lake is an historian of Christianity in Australia.  Her interests include the cultural history of the Bible and its reception, religion and settler colonialism, and the history of faith-based social services.

She received a PhD in history from the University of Sydney in 2009, for a thesis on religious ideas of the environment in early colonial Australia. (Source : The Conversation)

Most Referenced Works


  • Other works not individually indexed include: 

    The Bible in Australia: A cultural history (NewSouth 2018)

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Bible in Australia : A Cultural History Sydney : NewSouth Publishing , 2018 13958032 2018 multi chapter work criticism

'The revelatory story of the Bible in Australia, from the convict era to the Mabo land rights campaign, Nick Cave, the Bra Boys, and beyond. Thought to be everything from the word of God to a resented imposition, the Bible has been debated, painted, rejected, translated, read, gossiped about, preached, and tattooed.

'At a time when public discussion of religion is deeply polarised, Meredith Lake reveals the Bible’s dynamic influence in Australia and offers an innovative new perspective on Christianity and its changing role in our society. In the hands of writers, artists, wowsers, Bible-bashers, immigrants, suffragists, evangelists, unionists, Indigenous activists, and many more – the Bible has played a defining and contested role in Australia.

'A must-read for sceptics, the curious, the lapsed, the devout, the believer, and non-believer. ' (Publication summary)

2020 winner Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Award for Non-Fiction
2019 winner CHASS Australia Prizes Australia Book Prize
2019 winner Prime Minister's Literary Awards The Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History
2019 winner New South Wales Premier's History Prize Australian History Prize
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