Australian Bible historian to give lecture in Wellington

Respected Australian historian, author and broadcaster Meredith Lake is visiting Wellington

Public lecture: Race and the Bible Down Under

The Bible arrived down under at a time when Europeans were rethinking both Scripture and race. From land-hungry colonists to Indigenous evangelists, white supremacists to anti-racism activists – people across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand have read it very differently, with nothing less than humanity at stake.

This lecture will explore how the Bible has been taken up down under, to contest what it means to be human and to cross cultural boundaries – and what we might learn from that today.

Victoria University of Wellington is hosting this very special event and would like to extend the invitation to Bible Society supporters in the Wellington region.

Details of event

Date: Thursday 29 August 2019
Time: 5.30 – 6.30pm
Location: Rutherford House, RH105, Pipitea Campus, Wellington
Special instructions: No need to RSVP, but please arrive early to ensure a seat

For more location details, please click here.

About Meredith

Dr Meredith Lake is a historian interested in how Australians have understood the big questions of faith and meaning. Her books include The Bible in Australia: A cultural history, and a major study of faith-based charity since the Great Depression, Faith in Action. She received her PhD from the University of Sydney and remains an Honorary Associate of the Department of History there. She currently hosts Soul Search, a weekly show about religion and spirituality, on ABC Radio National in Australia.

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