God and Menzies: The Faith that Shaped a Prime Minister and his Nation

Author(s): David Furse-Roberts


Sir Robert Menzies was driven by a passionate belief in individual freedom, personal responsibility and human dignity. In God & Menzies, David Furse-Roberts reveals the Judeo-Christian origins of Menzies' empowering Liberal philosophy that became embedded in Australia's cultural DNA. God & Menzies is essential reading for everybody who seeks a deeper understanding of Australian liberalism and the place of religion in a secular society.


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'David Furse-Roberts has established himself as one of Australia's leading Menzies experts with this spiritual-intellectual biography of Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister. The depth of the research and scope of the themes makes this book the benchmark for future religious biographies of Australian statespeople...' - Dr Stephen Chavura, Lecturer at Campion College. 'God & Menzies is a scholarly study of how Robert Menzies' deeply considered Christian faith informed his commitment to the principles of secular liberalism and served as the lodestar that guided his consequential career. Furse-Roberts has written a timely reminder that Christianity has long been an integral component of Australia's vibrant secular democracy.' - Rev Peter Kurti, Centre for Independent Studies. 'In an era when religion in an overt sense is essentially marginal to political life, this important study is deeply revealing of its significance in the Australian nation throughout the middle decades of the twentieth century. Moreover, it makes a major contribution in demonstrating Sir Robert Menzies' leadership in ridding Australia of the curse of sectarianism.' - Adjunct Professor J. R. Nethercote, Australian Catholic University.

General Fields

  • : 9781922449641
  • : Connor Court Publishing
  • : Connor Court Publishing
  • : August 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : TP
  • : David Furse-Roberts