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The Fire Next Time: the conversion of the Huli apocalypse

Ballard, Christopher


Christian notions of the Apocalypse, which were first introduced to Huli speakers of the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea during the 1950s, encountered an existing indigenous eschatology, or doctrine of last things. Precontact Huli cosmology posited a moral constitution for the fertility of the universe in which the health of people and the land reflected the state of moral order in Huli society. Failure in social behaviour, which could be gauged from the declining condition of the "skin"...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Ethnohistory


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