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Changing Christianity in Oceania: a regional overview / Manfred Ernst. [Electronic resource]

By: Ernst, Manfred, 1951-Subject(s): Christianity -- Oceania -- 21st centuryOnline Resources: CLICK HERE FOR ACCESS TO ELECTRONIC COPY OF TEXT In: Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions v. 157 (janvier-mars 2012), p. 29-45
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Contents: Introduction.-- Microcosm Oceania.-- Globalization and the increasing diversification of Christianity in the Pacific Islands.-- Summary of major changes in religious affiliation (Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, and PNG).-- Manifold reasons for changing Christianity in Oceania.-- The impact of rapid social change on societies and individuals.-- Cultural factors.-- Meeting affective needs.-- The fundamentalist illusion: instant identity.-- Responses of the historic mainline churches and perspectives for the future. TAGS: Christianity, globalization, religious affiliation, sects, social change, Pacific region

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