God's Farthest Outpost: A History of Catholics in New Zealand

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This is a second-hand copy of the book God's Farthest Outpost: A History of Catholics in New Zealand by Michael King.

From the reverse:

In God's Farthest Outpost, leading historian Michael King tells the story of 200 years of Catholic activity in New Zealand in a superbly illustrated book that will have wide appeal to everybody interested in New Zealand history and culture.

Catholics first set foot in New Zealand in 1769. By the 1820s the Church had a permanent presence here, though the first resident members of religious orders did not begin to arrive until 1838. Since the 1880s Catholics have made up around 14 per cent of the country's population.

God's Farthest Outpost assesses the largely French character of the Church in its first three decades of evangelising and transformation that occurred after Irish immigrants flocked to the new colony. It describes the upheavals that followed the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s, and it stresses the contribution made by Maori to New Zealand Catholicism. The book is profuesly illustrated by historical photographs and Catholic ephemera.

Condition: this is a used book in good condition. There is a little bit of wear to the bottom right-hand front corner and around the edges consistent with the age of the book. On the top right of the front cover is some sticker residue from, one presumes, a retail sticker. There is a name and message in ink on the inside of the front cover as the book at one time was a Christmas gift. There is a security tag of sorts on the inside of the back page.

Publisher: Penguin
Published Year: 1997
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140267198
Pages: 208
Book Condition: used book (good)

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