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The Religions of Oceania : Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices - Garry Trompf

The Religions of Oceania

Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices

Paperback Published: 5th January 1995
ISBN: 9780415060196
Number Of Pages: 244

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More than a quarter of the world's religions are to be found in the regions of Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, together called Oceania. The Religions of Oceania is the first book to bring together up-to-date information on the great and changing variety of traditional religions in the Pacific zone. The book also deals with indigenous Christianity and its wide influence across the region, and includes new religious movements generated by the responses of indigenous peoples to colonists and missionaries, the best known of these being the `Cargo Cults' of Melanesia.
The authors present a thorough and accessible examination of the fascinating diversity of religious practices in the area, analysing new religious developments, and provideing clear interpretative tools and a mine of information to help the student better understand the world's most complex ethnologic tapestry.

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Australiap. 17
Traditionp. 19
Cults of Intrusionp. 48
Missions, Christianity and Modernityp. 79
Pacific Islandsp. 119
Traditionp. 121
Cults of Intrusionp. 165
Missions, Christianity and Modernityp. 192
Select Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 234
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ISBN: 9780415060196
ISBN-10: 0415060192
Series: Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 5th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.36 x 13.72  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1