Book , Print in English

Becoming sinners : Christianity and moral torment in a Papua New Guinea society

Joel Robbins.
  • Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.
  • xxvii, 383 pages : illustrations; 24 cm.
Subjects
Series
Contents
  • Part one : The making of a Christian community
  • From salt to the law : contact and the early colonial period
  • Christianity and the colonial transformation of regional relations
  • Revival, second-stage conversion, and the localization of the Urapmin Church
  • Part two : Living in sin
  • Contemporary Urapmin in millennial time and space
  • Willfulness, lawfulness, and Urapmin morality
  • Desire and its discontents : free time and Christian morality
  • Rituals of redemption and technologies of the self
  • Millennialism and the contest of values
  • Conclusion : Christianity, cultural change, and the moral life of the hybrid.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-376) and index.
ISBN
  • 0520237994 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0520238001 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2003006767
  • OCLC: 51942327