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God speaking to God: Translation and unintelligibility at a Fijian Pentecostal crusade

Tomlinson, Matthew

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In December 2008, a team of American Pentecostals visited Fiji and conducted 'crusades' in a public park. In this article, I show how a sermon and altar call at one of the performances modelled for listeners a particular quality of the believer's relation to the otherness of God, figured via linguistic otherness. The American preacher and his Fijian translator approached the event as a teaching opportunity. They explained to audience members how to pray for repentance and how to speak in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/71995
Source: Australian Journal of Anthropology
DOI: 10.1111/taja.12001

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