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From Invisible Christians to Gothic Theatre: the Romance of the Millennial in Melanesian Anthropology

Douglas, Bronwen


This paper is a history and textual critique of the anthropology of millennial, pentecostal, and charismatic Christianity in Melanesia located in relation to interpretations of indigenous religiosities worldwide, particularly mainstream Christianity but including "cargo cults" and millenarianism generally. An important subtext is the correlation between anthropological scholarship and the empirical settings of fieldwork, historicizing ethnographic texts in terms of indigenous actions and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Anthropology


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