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Fijian Methodism, 1874-1945 : the emergence of a national church

Thornley, Andrew Wainwright


This thesis examines the evolution of Methodism in Fiji from the time Christianity was nominally accepted by a majority of Fijians to the point at which the church was self-supporting and its independence a matter for gradual negotiation. The study is one of culture contact after the early years of European penetration when the indigenous population either accepted or modified the ideas and institutions that were imported. The thesis gives greater attention to theme rather than chronology in...[Show more]

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Date published: 1979-01
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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