Bouma has taken on the enormous task of depicting Australian religion and spirituality in all of its diverse forms, and in this he has done an admirable job...a grand analysis of Australian religious life in the tradition of Hans Mol. The detailed depiction Bouma provides, with its many parallels with and divergences from America and Europe, make it worthwhile reading for anyone interested in examining the fate of religion in the modern West." --Damon Mayrl, University of California, Berkeley: Sociology of Religion
This fascinating book challenges the idea that religious and spiritual life in Australia is in decline. Australian Soul not only describes and analyses religious and spiritual life in detail, it also provides a series of case studies that give voice to the range of practices and beliefs in Australia today.