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The Power of Mary in Papua New Guinea

Hermkens, Anna-Karina


In this extract from her ethnographic account of devotion to the Virgin Mary in Papua New Guinea, Anna-Karina Hermkens illustrate many of the general principles outlined by Jo Hendry in the previous text. As she shows, the figure of Mary, and the powers ascribed to her, have taken many forms at different times and in different places, and they have occasioned controversy within the Roman Catholic Church. Hermken's analysis powerfully shows how Mary in Papua New Guinea becomes a figure of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter


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