By Garry Trompf
Greater than 1 / 4 of the world's religions are to be present in the areas of Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, jointly referred to as Oceania. The Religions of Oceania is the 1st publication to collect up to date info at the nice and altering number of conventional religions within the Pacific region. The ebook additionally offers with indigenous Christianity and its extensive impression around the area, and comprises new non secular events generated by means of the responses of indigenous peoples to colonists and missionaries, the easiest recognized of those being the `Cargo Cults' of Melanesia. The authors current a radical and available exam of the interesting variety of spiritual practices within the quarter, analysing new spiritual advancements, and provideing transparent interpretative instruments and a mine of data to aid the scholar greater comprehend the world's most intricate ethnologic tapestry.