Book , Online in English

Becoming sinners : Christianity and moral torment in a Papua New Guinea society

by Joel Robbins.
  • Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2004.
  • 1 online resource (xxvii, 383 pages) : illustrations.
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  • In a world of swift and sweeping cultural transformations, few have seen changes as rapid and dramatic as those experienced by the Urapmin of Papua New Guinea in the last four decades. A remote people never directly "missionized," the Urapmin began in the 1960s to send young men to study with Baptist missionaries living among neighboring communities.
  • Part one : becoming sinners
  • 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
  • Part two : 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
  • Christianity, cultural change, and the moral life of the hybrid.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-376) and index.
Additional form
  • 9780520937086
  • 0520937082
  • 0520237994
  • 9780520237995
  • 0520238001
  • 9780520238008
  • Alternate version: 0520237994 Alternate version: 0520238001
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 56733684\
  • OCLC: 56733684