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Title: The Politics of the Pew: Faith, Liberty, and Authority in a Sydney Church in 1828
Contributor(s): Allen, Matthew  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2018-03
Early Online Version: 2016-11-18
DOI: 10.1111/1467-9809.12407
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Abstract: This article examines the political implications of the dispute between E. S. Hall and Archdeacon Scott over a pew in St James' Church in the late 1820s. Beyond the legal questions it raised about the established status of the Church of England in New South Wales, Hall's public protest, conducted every Sunday during the largest regular social gathering in Sydney, was a self-conscious performance of his wider critique of colonial authority. This episode reveals the symbolic importance of church spaces and the role of religious ideas about authority and freedom in colonial political debate.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Religious History, 42(1), p. 84-98
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1467-9809
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 430302 Australian history
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 130703 Understanding Australia’s past
280113 Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
280114 Expanding knowledge in Indigenous studies
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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