Review of A Crucible of Prophets: Australians and the Question of God by Veronica Brady
Veronica Brady has offered five essays in what could have been a very interesting area of inquiry: the 'question of God' and the place of 'theology' in Australian fiction. Do indigenous writers look 'beyond' life and, if so, what do they see? Dr Brady ought to be in an advantageous position here, since she has been closely associated with the Church; and one might also reasonably hope that any resultant one-sidedness or sermonizing in her account would be quelled by her duty to academic objectivity. However, there are major problems with this study that have little to do with the above reservations.
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