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Reynaud, D. (2015). Religion and the Anzac legend on screen. St Mark’s Review: A Journal of Christian Thought and Opinion, 231(1), 49-58.

ISSN: 0036-3103

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This article explores the (non)relationship between religion and the Anzac story in Australian cinema and television dramas. It draws parallels between the absence of religious discussion in written literature and popular memory and the same absences in Anzac cinema. Anzac cinema has idealised and glorified the Anzac soldier, relocating spirituality from a religious force to a secular nationalism. The rare productions that show an engagement between religion and Anzac portray religion as a spent force in comparison to the new spirit of secular Anzac.


Used by permission: St Mark's National Theological Centre

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