Publisher: Berghahn Books; 1 edition (July 30, 2005)
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How does international Christianity relate to procedures of globalisation and modernization and what shape does it absorb various neighborhood settings? those questions have in recent times proved to be of accelerating curiosity to many students within the social sciences and arts. This examine examines the tensions, antagonisms and outright confrontations that may take place inside of neighborhood Christian groups upon the coming of world types of fundamentalism and it does so via a wealthy and in-depth ethnographic learn of a unmarried case: that of Pairundu, a small and distant Papua New Guinean village whose inhabitants authorized Catholicism, after first being contacted within the past due Nineteen Fifties, and as a consequence participated in a charismatic move, earlier than progressively more individuals of the more youthful iteration began to separate themselves from their respective catholic households and to transform to at least one of the main radical and quickest becoming spiritual teams not just in modern Papua New Guinea yet world-wide: the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. this situation research of neighborhood Christianity as a lived faith contributes to an realizing of the social and cultural dynamics that more and more incite and form non secular conflicts on a world scale.