Dr Keith Souter is a part-time general practitioner, newspaper columnist and medical author, with books translated into six languages. He is married with three children, and in his spare time he writes novels under a couple of pen-names.
... an impressive piece of work that fills a huge gap. For years to come it will be a resource for historians and a stimulus to debate and further research. Journal of Ecclesiastical History This book provides a richly textured and thickly peopled survey of the history of the Christian Churches in Australasia, with many original insights. Journal of Ecclesiastical History ... with few exceptions the published work on the religious history of the region is not widely known in Britain and North America. This book, in a prestigious series on the history of the Christian Church, is therefore important. It is the first substantial synthesis of the modern religious history of the whole region and also a reference work which international scholars will consult for information on the distinctive shape and influence of the Christian Churches in Australasia. Journal of Ecclesiastical History Illuminating ... author and publisher are to be commended on the inclusion of a superbly comprehensive and clear series of maps ... splendid book ... this is a worthy addition to the Oxford History of the Christian Church, and one that will stand the test of time. Journal of Theological Studies This is a scholarly work of immense scope that explores the distinctive features of Christianity in this part of the world. The Age An impressively wide-ranging work, denominationally as well as geographically ... It is an account of a multifaceted denominational development from missions to Churches, and of the struggle by those Churches to make a positive contribution to social transformation. That is its unique value. Church Times