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Things both old and new : the question of authority in Benedict, Polding and three Australian Benedictine communities

Malone, Margaret Malone


In both Church and society, nineteenth century Australia was marked by tensions and questioning of authority as white society established itself and began its development. John Bede Polding, an English Benedictine monk, came to Australia in 1835. He later became the first Catholic Archbishop of Sydney. Full of missionary zeal, Polding was fired with a desire to build the Australian Church and to establish it strongly within the Benedictine tradition. One way he saw of doing this was...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999-03
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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