Mormon Missionaries and Mid-twentieth-century Basketball in Australia: Religion through Sport as a Vehicle to Reach Secular Society
Keywords:Religion, Mormon studies, Australia, Basketball
AbstractThis article explains how Mormon missionaries used basketball to help Australians develop the game of basketball in the mid twentieth century. This modus operandi became the means of helping the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints become accepted by the Australian community and provided a means for Mormonism to come out of obscurity in this era.
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