Seminar: Dr Meredith Lake, ‘Race and the Bible Down Under’

29 Aug 2019 5:30 pm to 29 Aug 2019 6:30 pm

Victoria University Wellington, Rutherford House RH105

The Bible is read many ways by many people. In this lecture, Dr Meredith Lake explores the cultural significance of the Bible in Australia and New Zealand.

The Bible arrived down under at a time when Europeans were rethinking both Scripture and race. And from land-hungry colonists to Indigenous evangelists, white supremacists to anti-racism activists—people across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand have read it very differently, with nothing less than humanity at stake.

This lecture will explore how the Bible has been taken up down under, to contest what it means to be human and to cross cultural boundaries—and what we might learn from that today.

For more information contact: Associate Professor Kate Hunter