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Author LinkRobbins, Joel,1961-
Title LinkBecoming sinners : Christianity and moral torment in a Papua New Guinea society / by Joel Robbins.
Imprint Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2004.
Description xxvii, 383 p. :  ill. ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book GV
Series ( Ethnographic studies in subjectivity ; ; 4 )
Series ( Ethnographic studies in subjectivity ; 4.)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-376) and index.
Contents Contents: The making of a Christian community. From salt to the law : contact and the early colonial period ; Christianity and the colonial transformation of regional relations ; Revival, second-stage conversion, and the localization of the Urapmin Church -- Living in sin. Contemporary Urapmin in millennial time and space ; Willfulness, lawfulness, and Urapmin morality ; Desire and its discontents : free time and Christian morality ; Rituals of redemption and technologies of the self ; Millennialism and the contest of values -- Conclusion : Christianity, cultural change, and the moral life of the hybrid.
Summary Annotation A study of cultural change through the study of the Christianization of the Urapmin, a Melanesian society in Papua New Guinea.
Subject LinkChristianity -- Papua New Guinea -- Urapmin.
LinkUrapmin (Papua New Guinea) -- Religious life and customs.

System Number 000677504
ISBN Link0520237994 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link9780520237995 (cloth : alk. paper)
Link0520238001 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link9780520238008 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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