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In God's image : the metaculture of Fijian Christianity

Author: Matt Tomlinson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
Series: Anthropology of Christianity, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Today, most indigenous Fijians are Christians, and the Methodist Church is the foundation of their social and political lives. Yet, as this thought-provoking study of life on rural Kadavu Island finds, Fijians also believe that their ancestors possessed an inherent strength that is lacking in the present day. Looking in particular at the interaction between the church and the traditional chiefly system, Matt  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
History (form)
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Tomlinson
ISBN: 9780520257771 0520257774 9780520257788 0520257782
OCLC Number: 237199079
Description: xiii, 249 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Situation. Situating Kadavu : church, chiefs, and the creation of a sense of loss --
pt. 2. Lamentation. Signs of the Golden Age --
Sermons --
Kava --
Sacred land the power of prayer --
pt. 3. Recuperation. Onward Christian soldiers --
The road to Damascus runs through Waisomo village.
Series Title: Anthropology of Christianity, 5.
Responsibility: Matt Tomlinson.
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Most indigenous Fijians are Christians, and the Methodist Church is the foundation of their social and political lives. A study of life on rural Kadavu Island that finds Fijians' ancestors possessed  Read more...

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