Item description for Indigenous Peoples and Religious Change (Studies in Christian Mission) by Peggy Brock...
This book explores a range of societies in and around the Pacific and southern Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that encountered religions introduced from elsewhere, or fashioned their own responses to already established religious traditions. These changes observed through the responses of the receiving societies indicate that religious change is a creative dynamic, rather than a passive acceptance of new ideas, beliefs and practices. While change is often triggered by the introduction of new understandings, it can only become entrenched within a community when it takes on meaning for individuals, and becomes embedded within the social and cultural life of the community.
Readership: Historians and anthropologists interested in the processes of religious change, history of missions, colonial history, comparative and trans national history.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2005
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004138994 ISBN13 9789004138995
Availability 0 units.
More About Peggy Brock
Peggy Brock was born in 1948 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Edith Cowan University, Western Australia.