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Title Christian politics in Oceania / edited by Matt Tomlinson and Debra McDougall
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2013


Description 1 online resource (vi, 235 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series ASAO studies in Pacific anthropology ; v. 2
ASAO studies in Pacific anthropology ; v. 2.
Contents Introduction: Christian politics in Oceania -- Mediating denominational disputes: land claims and the sound of Christian critique in the Waria Valley, Papua New Guinea -- "Heaven on Earth" or Satan's "base" in the Pacific?: Internal Christian politics in the dialogic construction of the Makiran Underground Army -- The generation of the now: denominational politics in Fijian Christianity -- Christian politics in Vanuatu: lay priests and new state forms -- Evangelical public culture: making stranger-citizens in Solomon Islands -- Anthropology and the politics of Christianity in Papua New Guinea -- Chiefs, church, and state in Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands -- Why is there no political theology among the Urapmin?: on diarchy, sects as big as society, and the diversity of Pentecostal politics -- Afterword: Reflections on political theology in the Pacific
Summary The phrase ""Christian politics"" evokes two meanings: political relations between denominations in one direction, and the contributions of Christian churches to debates about the governing of society. The contributors to this volume address Christian politics in both senses and argue that Christianity is always and inevitably political in the Pacific Islands. Drawing on ethnographic and historical research in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Fiji, the authors argue that Christianity and politics have redefined each other in much of Oceania in ways that make the two categories i
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Christianity and politics -- Oceania
Christian sects -- Oceania
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Christian sects
Christianity and politics
Form Electronic book
Author Tomlinson, Matt, 1970- editor.
McDougall, Debra L., editor.
LC no. 2012012575
ISBN 9780857457455