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Christian missions in Eastern New Guinea : a study of European, South Sea Island and Papuan influences, 1877-1942

Wetherell, David Fielding


This study examines the relations among the various ethnic groups concerned in the conversion of the eastern Papuan people to Christianity, the response of the Massim people and their neighbours to this process, and the nature of the indigenous Christian leadership that emerged. Between 1877 and 1942, several groups of missionaries were influential in eastern New Guinea. The first were the Pacific Islands missionaries of the London Missionary Society who arrived in 1877. They were followed in...[Show more]

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Date published: 1974
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d74e0f8ae1e6


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