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This history of the Christian churches in Illawarra — Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox — covers the period from the beginning of settlement to the present day. It has been researched, written, and printed in just over a year. Jerome would have called it ‘tumultuarium opus’, a rush job. Its findings are therefore tentative, and its conclusions provisional. It is more illustrative than analytical, and it abounds in case studies. Nevertheless, I have tried to be as conceptual and explanatory as constraints permitted. To my knowledge this is the first regional study ever written of all Christian denominations covering almost 200 years of Australian history.
University of Wollongong, 332p
Piggin, Stuart, (1984), Faith of Steel - A history of the Christian Churches in Illawarra, Australia, University of Wollongong, 332p.