God, Religion, and Faith in the Australian Constitution

Copiright Parlament House Canberra

This series develops the theme we were discussing in one of our previous conversations: the normative, interpretative, political, and symbolic role of mentioning God, the Trinity, and other sacraments in secular constitutions. While Nicholas Aroney discusses the historical aspect and legal implications of recognizing God in the Australian Constitution, Alex Deagon explores constitutional identity issues including the symbolic significance of mentioning God in secular constitutions for strengthening political legitimacy and enhancing democracy.

Posts in the Series:

Nicholas Aroney. God and Religion in the Australian Constitution

Alex Deagon. The Symbolic Significance of God in the Australian Constitution

See also the God in Secular Constitutions series