Contents: Jesus - History and religion in New Zealand - Culture of personality - Patterns in doctrine - Devotion - Literature and art - Anti-Church criticism - Social campaigning and social Christianity - Children and childhood - Masculinity and gender.
Geoffrey Troughton is a lecturer in Religious Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. His research and teaching focuses on religious and social history in New Zealand, interactions of religion and politics, and modern Christianity. He is the editor, with Hugh Morrison, of The Spirit of the Past: Essays on Christianity in New Zealand History (2011).
"`New Zealand Jesus' (...) is scholarly, very interesting, historically sensitive, refreshingly inter-disciplinary and open-minded. And yes, it's ground breaking and fills a gap in the literature." (Bill Cooke, Sea of Faith Network 98, 2012)