Mapping the Landscape

Essays in Australian and New Zealand Christianity- Festschrift in Honour of Professor Ian Breward

by Susan Emilsen (Volume editor) William W. Emilsen (Volume editor)
©2000 Monographs X, 358 Pages
Series: American University Studies , Volume 193


Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, sometimes grouped together as Australasia, are lands in which Christianity sits in a remarkable awkwardness. This landmark volume, which includes contributions by Australia's and New Zealand's leading historians and theologians, explores the way that Christianity has made a home «down under.» Individual essays provide case studies in history, biography, missiology, theology, literature, and hymnody. This work also includes broad-ranging scholarly debate on gospel and culture, on the nature of history, and on the differing claims of contextual and non-contextual theologies. Mapping the Landscape: Essays in Australian and New Zealand Christianity honours the distinguished Australasian historian, Professor Ian Breward, who for over thirty-five years has taken a pre-eminent position in «mapping» the religious landscapes of Australia and New Zealand.


X, 358
ISBN (Hardcover)
Christianity history theology literature biography
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2000. X, 358 pp., 1 ill.

Biographical notes

Susan Emilsen (Volume editor) William W. Emilsen (Volume editor)

The Editors: Susan Emilsen and William W. Emilsen lecture in church history at the United Theological College in Sydney, Australia. Both received their doctorates in history from the University of Sydney. Susan Emilsen is the author of A Whiff of Heresy and several monographs on Australian educational history. William W. Emilsen is the author of Violence and Atonement (Peter Lang, 1994) and several monographs on Gandhi and Christianity. Together, they edit Uniting Church Studies.


Title: Mapping the Landscape