Book Launches for “Methodism in Australia: A History”

Posted by David McEwan | Uncategorized | Wednesday 22 April 2015 11:29 am

Dear Friends,

I am very pleased to announce that there will be Sydney and Melbourne Book Launches for Glen O’Brien and Hilary Carey, eds. Methodism in Australia: A History (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015). This is the first national history of Methodism in Australia for over one hundred years. According to Professor Geoffrey Blainey Emeritus Professor of History, Melbourne University, this book ‘fills a deep gap in the history of Australian religion and daily life.’

Following are the details. We would very much appreciate it if you could circulate this information among your circle of contacts. You can also follow updates on the two Facebook Events pages.



United Theological College Sydney, 26 May at 7:30pm

The book will be launched by Associate Professor Dean Drayton. Dean Drayton was Moderator of the Uniting Church’s NSW Synod (1995-1996), and in 1997 was Visiting Lecturer at Perkins School of Theology in Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He served as President of the Uniting Church Assembly from 2003 -2006.

Queen’s College University of Melbourne  1-17 College Crescent Parkville Friday 5 June at 6,30pm

At this event, John Hirst Emeritus Professor of History at La Trobe University will launch the book. Professor Hirst is a prolific historian whose published books include ‘Convict Society and its Enemies,’ (1983) ‘Sense and Nonsense in Australian History’ (2006) and ‘The Australians: Insiders and Outsiders on the National Character since 1770’ (2007). He has recently completed a History of Australian Catholic University.

(Revd) Associate Professor Glen O’Brien

Head of Theology

School for Christian Studies

Booth College (Sydney College of Divinity)

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