The relationship between the Bible and literature is rich and complex. But how specifically has it shaped Australian culture - our writing, institutions, and obsessions. And although Bible Literacy is at an all time low, there seems still to be a magnetism to the ancient text for our creative artists. In the 200th year of the Bible Society in Australia, a panel of experts explores the ongoing contribution of 'The Good Book’.

Supported by The Bible Society.

Meredith Lake (Australian)

Meredith Lake

Meredith Lake is the host of Soul Search on Radio National, a show about the lived experience of religion. Her books include The Bible in Australia: a cultural history and Faith in Action: HammondCare – a critical study of one of Australia's largest but least known Christian charities. She has a PhD from the University of Sydney, where she has also taught courses in Australian history.