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Mana from heaven : a century of Māori prophets in New Zealand

Author: Bronwyn Elsmore
Publisher: Auckland [N.Z.] : Reed, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book records the evolution of Maori spirituality from early contact to the end of the prophetic period that had been launched by the translation of the Old Testament in 1858. It analyses the principal influences in Maori religious movements during the first century of European settlement and gives vivid portrayals of the individuals who shaped the Maori churches of today.
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Genre/Form: Māori
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bronwyn Elsmore
ISBN: 0790006367 9780790006369
OCLC Number: 43462810
Notes: Originally published: Tauranga [N.Z.] : Moana Press, 1989.
Description: xix, 378 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. 1830-50 : THE EARLY REACTIONS --
1. Before 1830 --
2. The early reactions --
3. The Papahurihia Movement --
4. Aperahama Taonui --
5. The dreams of Wara --
6. Christian villages --
7. The 'Jews" response --
8. The Mangakahia response --
9. Table Cape and Mohaka --
10. The Tikanga Hou Movement --
11. The Whareponga response --
12. The Matarawa response --
II. THE 1850s : THE DECADE OF THE HEALERS --
13. The decade of the healers --
14. Rangitikei-Manawatu healters --
15. The Tangoio-Petane response --
16. Te Horo of Mataikona --
17. The healer Tangaroa --
18. The Wahi Tapu and Kaingarara response --
19. The 'Flying Dragon' response --
20. The Wairuarua response --
21. The East Coast response --
22. The Bay of Plenty healing movement --
III. 1860-1900 : THE PROPHETIC PERIOD --
23. The prophetic period --
24. The Pai Marire/Hauhau Movement --
25. The Pao Miere response --
26. Minor movements of the mid-1860s --
27. Titokowaru and his Hauhau --
28. The Ringatu Movement --
29. The Parihaka Movement --
30. The Arowhenua Movement --
31. The King Movement and the Tariao Response --
32. The Prophet Te Hapi --
33. The Prophet Paora Potangaroa --
34. The Maketu-Motiti Movement --
35. The Tekau-ma-rua Movement --
36. The Three Prophetesses of Upper Waihou --
37. The prophet Raumati --
38. Minor movements of the 1880s --
39. The Kohitanga Marama Movement --
40. The Prophet Te Rangi --
41. Spiritism in Hokianga --
42. The Iharaira Movement --
IV. 1900-1920s : THE MAORI CHRISTIAN CHURCHES --
43. The Maori Christian churches --
44. The Church of the Seven Rules of Jehovah --
45. Te Hahi o te Wairua Tapu --
45. The Ratana Church --
V. CONCLUSION --
47. After 1920 --
48. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Bronwyn Elsmore.

Abstract:

This book records the evolution of Maori spirituality from early contact to the end of the prophetic period that had been launched by the translation of the Old Testament in 1858. It analyses the principal influences in Maori religious movements during the first century of European settlement and gives vivid portrayals of the individuals who shaped the Maori churches of today.

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