Title

The Anzacs, Religion and God: The Spiritual Journeys of Twenty-Seven Members of the AIF

Author Faculty (Discipline)

Arts

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

11-2019

ISBN

9781925984132

ANZSRC / FoR Code

210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)| 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)| 220402 Comparative Religious Studies

Avondale Research Centre

Scripture, Spirituality and Society Research Centre

Reportable Items

A1

Peer Review

Before publication

Abstract

Capturing their innermost thoughts and feelings, Anzac diaries and letters offer access to the souls of those who served in the Great War. While big-picture thematic studies of the interaction of religion and war can reveal so much, the interplay in the lives of individual men and women can remain hidden. This study follows the particular spiritual journeys of twenty-seven members of the AIF, taken from their own writings, as they wrestled with their pre-existing beliefs in the crucible of war. By highlighting the personal narratives, we see more clearly the complexities of the relationship between war and religion. These existed at more than the collective level – they played out in the lives of individuals as well.

Comments

Due to publisher restriction this book is unavailable for download.

Copyright © 2019 Daniel Reynaud

Staff and Students of Avondale College may access The Anzacs, Religion and God: The Spiritual Journeys of Twenty-Seven Members of the AIF from Avondale College Library (940.40994 R33).

Share

COinS