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Mr. Pip directed by Andrew Adamson (review)

Mr. Pip directed by Andrew Adamson (review) book and media reviews Pacific (Micronesia and Polynesia) are almost absent in the volume, except for some brief references in the introduction and the afterword. This is unfortunate, as a regional interdenominational comparison would have revealed several issues. For example, while some chapters emphasize the relationship between Christianity and national identity, the internationality of Roman Catholicism is often problematic, with the authority of Rome decreeing or influencing local and national practices and belief. Likewise, the relationship between kastom and Roman Catholicism has seen a dynamic profoundly different from that between Protestantism and kastom. An indicator of such denominational strife is elucidated in Scott's chapter, wherein Seventh-Day Adventists see the Catholic/kastom underground as Satanic. Significant is also the extent to which Protestantism seems to influence the anthropology of Christianity. By focusing on texts and words (Tomlinson and Keane), and by suggesting a break with tradition and the past (Robbins), the volume seems to follow the Reformation's agenda, which is closely related to notions of modernity. Another issue is that while, as Handman notes, Protestantism emphasizes the individual's inner belief and "making immediate a transcendent God" (24), the contributors here tend to focus predominantly on the more accessible outward manifestations, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Mr. Pip directed by Andrew Adamson (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 26 (2) – Sep 17, 2014

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book and media reviews Pacific (Micronesia and Polynesia) are almost absent in the volume, except for some brief references in the introduction and the afterword. This is unfortunate, as a regional interdenominational comparison would have revealed several issues. For example, while some chapters emphasize the relationship between Christianity and national identity, the internationality of Roman Catholicism is often problematic, with the authority of Rome decreeing or influencing local and national practices and belief. Likewise, the relationship between kastom and Roman Catholicism has seen a dynamic profoundly different from that between Protestantism and kastom. An indicator of such denominational strife is elucidated in Scott's chapter, wherein Seventh-Day Adventists see the Catholic/kastom underground as Satanic. Significant is also the extent to which Protestantism seems to influence the anthropology of Christianity. By focusing on texts and words (Tomlinson and Keane), and by suggesting a break with tradition and the past (Robbins), the volume seems to follow the Reformation's agenda, which is closely related to notions of modernity. Another issue is that while, as Handman notes, Protestantism emphasizes the individual's inner belief and "making immediate a transcendent God" (24), the contributors here tend to focus predominantly on the more accessible outward manifestations,

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 17, 2014

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