More Conference Joy

Preaching Australia: religion, public conversation and the sermon

St Mark’s National Theological Centre, Canberra: 19–20 September 2013

This conference explores and evaluates the role of public religious conversation in shaping Australian national life, through the study of preaching and sermons. Although the pulpit has been the most widely used platform for public speech throughout much of Australian history, preaching has received remarkably little attention from historians, while sermons are rarely cited as historical sources. This conference examines the historical contexts, content, methods and reception of preaching in order to shed new light on Australian culture and society.

Looks interesting and I might just make the trip over.