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)

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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.