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Globalization and the Re-Shaping of Christianity in the Pacific Islands (review)

Globalization and the Re-Shaping of Christianity in the Pacific Islands (review) 624 the contemporary pacifi c 19:2 (2007) Globalization and the Re-Shaping the identities, activities, and attitudes of Christianity in the Pacifi c Islands, of local churches and para-church edited by Manfred Ernst. Suva: The organizations. Pacifi c Theological College, 2006. Here the similarities end. Winds of isbn 978-982-348-020-6; xx + 866 Change opens with a very useful gaz- pages, maps, photographs, bibliogra- etteer of “new religious groups” (the phy, notes, index. us$50.00. largest of which, as Ernst acknowl- edges, are only “new” in terms of This massive volume builds on and in their increasing popularity). Taking some ways surpasses an earlier survey up almost a third of that earlier study, by Manfred Ernst, Winds of Change: the survey provides background Rapidly Growing Religious Groups in information on each denomination the Pacifi c Islands (1994), which was and supportive para-church organiza- sponsored by the Pacifi c Conference tion, including basic beliefs, struc- of Churches. Like the earlier study, ture, funding, activities, cooperation Globalization is generally concerned with other sects, and distribution. with the reasons for the increasing This is replaced in Globalization by popularity of relatively new conserva- a short introductory chapter on the tive Christian denominations, mostly historical background http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Globalization and the Re-Shaping of Christianity in the Pacific Islands (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 19 (2) – Aug 13, 2007

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Copyright © 2007 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

624 the contemporary pacifi c 19:2 (2007) Globalization and the Re-Shaping the identities, activities, and attitudes of Christianity in the Pacifi c Islands, of local churches and para-church edited by Manfred Ernst. Suva: The organizations. Pacifi c Theological College, 2006. Here the similarities end. Winds of isbn 978-982-348-020-6; xx + 866 Change opens with a very useful gaz- pages, maps, photographs, bibliogra- etteer of “new religious groups” (the phy, notes, index. us$50.00. largest of which, as Ernst acknowl- edges, are only “new” in terms of This massive volume builds on and in their increasing popularity). Taking some ways surpasses an earlier survey up almost a third of that earlier study, by Manfred Ernst, Winds of Change: the survey provides background Rapidly Growing Religious Groups in information on each denomination the Pacifi c Islands (1994), which was and supportive para-church organiza- sponsored by the Pacifi c Conference tion, including basic beliefs, struc- of Churches. Like the earlier study, ture, funding, activities, cooperation Globalization is generally concerned with other sects, and distribution. with the reasons for the increasing This is replaced in Globalization by popularity of relatively new conserva- a short introductory chapter on the tive Christian denominations, mostly historical background

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 13, 2007

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