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Dancing around Development: Crisis in Christian Country in Western Province, Papua New Guinea

Dundon, Alison


This article explores the conjuncture of Christianity and development in light of the establishment of a new Gogodala church in Western Province, Papua New Guinea. In the paper, I examine the ways in which members of this new church, the Congregation of Evangelical Fellowship (CEF), are utilising the concept of dance to comment on the failure of both expatriate missionaries and the dominant Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea (ECPNG) to prepare the Gogodala community for development. I trace...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Oceania


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