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'In God's hands': Pentecostal Christianity, morality, and illness in a Melanesian society

Eves, Richard

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In preparation for the imminent end of the world, converts to new evangelical forms of Christianity among the Lelet of New Ireland must practise constant self-scrutiny and self-discipline. Previously wrongdoing was unproblematic if concealed; now signs of sin are keenly sought in self and others. Illness, as God's punishment, is a significant sign of sin. To be cured, the ill must be scrupulously virtuous - thus doubly introspective. This accent on moral agency makes illness a source of public...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/17534
Source: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9655.2010.01636.x

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