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Trompf, G. W.

Overview
Works: 42 works in 211 publications in 2 languages and 8,344 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Comparative studies  History  Bibliography  Biography  Commentaries  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: BL2620.M4, 299.92
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Most widely held works about G. W Trompf
 
Most widely held works by G. W Trompf
The idea of historical recurrence in Western thought : from antiquity to the Reformation by G. W Trompf( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melanesian religion by G. W Trompf( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study surveys systematically the full scope of Melanesian religion, from traditional beliefs and practices to the development of strong indigenous Christian churches and theology. Garry Trompf writes from extensive knowledge of the social and religious aspects and from his own experience living and working in Papua New Guinea. Melanesian Religion provides an invaluable guide and analysis to pressing issues of religious and social change in the Pacific. It provides a useful overview for readers with general interests in the South Pacific region, and in the formulation of indigenous responses to external institutions, beliefs and value systems. The Melanesian peoples of the south-west Pacific form about one-quarter of the world's cultures - cultures in which a deep sense of spiritual consciousness has engendered rich diversity of religious experience. Professor Trompf argues that, to be complete, any interpretation of the social and economic patterns of Melanesian life, past and present, must take proper account of this religious context
The religions of Oceania by Tony Swain( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than a quarter of the world's discrete religions are to be found in the regions of Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, together called Oceania. This is the first book to bring together up-to-date information on this great variety of traditional religious beliefs and practices, which have been profoundly influential on the theories and understandings of religion in general. A comprehensive survey of the changing and various religions in the Pacific zone, The Religions of Oceania documents traditional cultures and beliefs and examines indigenous Christianity and its wide influence across the region. It covers the backgrounds to and development of traditional religions, and includes analysis of the new religious movements generated by the response of indigenous peoples to colonists and missionaries, the best known of these being the so-called 'cargo-cults' of Melanesia. The authors present a thorough and accessible survey of the diversity of religious practices in the area, and provide clear interpretative tools and a mine of fascinating information to help the student better understand the world's most complex ethnographic tapestry
Payback : the logic of retribution in Melanesian religions by G. W Trompf( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Near to the heart of the human predicament are impulses to avenge - what most of us will recognize to be negative, counterproductive reactions against others who pose a threat. By contrast, nothing re-establishes our faith in humanity more than extraordinary acts of concession, such as peace-making, generosity and sacrifice. This ambitious study is the first monograph on religion and 'the logic of retribution' ever written. Garry Trompf shows how various aspects of 'payback', both negative and positive, provide the best indices to an understanding of Melanesian views of life, and that the explanatory modes of thought connected with these themes are carried through to the world of 'cargo cults' and modernization. Exploring the reasons why people 'pay back' opens up a whole new dimension in the cross-cultural study of human consciousness."--Jacket
The Gospel is not Western : Black theologies from the Southwest Pacific( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cargo cults and millenarian movements : transoceanic comparisons of new religious movements( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Christian historiography : narratives of retributive justice by G. W Trompf( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trompf analyses the related, if oppositional, development of Christian and pagan history-writing from the initial emergence of Christian historians. He also explores the conflict between the retributive logic of the early Christian historians and what began to emerge as the central features of Christian faith: forgiveness and redemption."--Jacket
Religion and retributive logic : essays in honour of professor Garry W. Trompf by Carole M Cusack( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to Garry Winston Trompf (b.1940) with critical discussion of his work in relation to the religions of Oceania, millenarianism, payback
New religious movements in Melanesia( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religions of Melanesia : a bibliographic survey by G. W Trompf( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of origins by G. W Trompf( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prophets of Melanesia : six essays by Keith W Carley( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogue on the true faith in God by Robert A Pretty( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the life and works of Athanasius Kircher, "Germanus incredibilis" : with a selection of his unpublished correspondence and an annotated translation of his autobiography by John Edward Fletcher( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athanasius Kircher, a German Jesuit in 17th-century Rome, was an extraordinary polymath. His fascinating correspondence with popes, princes and priests was a key to the mind-set of the period, and the transition from medieval to modern scientific thinking
Friedrich Max Mueller as a theorist of comparative religion by G. W Trompf( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of religions : essays on historical and contemporary issues in honour of Professor Noel Quinton King for his eightieth birthday( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islands and enclaves : nationalisms and separatist pressures in island and littoral contexts( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and money : some aspects by G. W Trompf( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crippling of Lebanon : historical reflections and contemporary analysis by Adnan Kasaminie( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melanesian religion and Christianity( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Melanesian religion
Alternative Names
Tʻe-lang-pʻu, Chia-li

Trāmf, Girī 1940-

Trompf, G.W.

Trompf, G.W. 1940-

Trompf, G. W. (Garry W.)

Trompf, G. W. (Garry Winston)

Trompf, Garry

Trompf, Garry 1940-

Trompf, Garry W.

Trompf, Garry W. 1940-

Trompf, Garry Winston 1940-

Trompf, Gary 1940-

Winston Trompf, Garry 1940-

Languages
English (179)

Chinese (3)

Covers
The religions of OceaniaPayback : the logic of retribution in Melanesian religionsEarly Christian historiography : narratives of retributive justiceReligion and retributive logic : essays in honour of professor Garry W. TrompfReligions of Melanesia : a bibliographic surveyIn search of origins