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Compelling replication: Genesis 1:26, John 3:16, and biblical politics in Fiji

Tomlinson, Matthew

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During fieldwork, I heard indigenous Fijians in Kadavu Island refer to Genesis 1:26 more often than to any other Bible verse, and in multiple contexts. It resonated with popular discourse about decline and loss and was used to motivate attempts at personal and collective transformation. Comparison with John 3:16, which circulates well in American evangelical contexts but is not as prominent in Fijian discourse, reveals how the circulation of both verses depends on the perception of gaps that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/18952
Source: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9655.2010.01651.x

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