Islam and Cultural Change in Papua New Guinea by Scott Flower

By Scott Flower

Scholars of faith and coverage makers might be shocked on the alterations taking place at the moment greatest island of the realm that straddles the most Christianised and least Christianised parts of the area. This ebook offers a correct and deeper realizing of the character of Islam in Papua New Guinea, and determines the motives and procedures of contemporary progress within the country’s Muslim inhabitants.

Combining ethnographic, sociological and historic techniques to figuring out Islam’s progress in Papua New Guinea, the ebook makes use of vast fieldwork, interviews and archival files to examine the institution, institutionalization and development of Islam in a rustic that's predominantly Christian. It analyses the explanations and methods of conversion, and provides a brand new analytical technique that may be used as a foundation for analysing Islamic conversions in different elements of the realm.

Presenting an interdisciplinary method of the examine of Islamic conversion thorough the exam of the explanations and technique of Islamic conversion in Papua New Guinea, the e-book is of curiosity to scholars and students of Asian faith, Islamic stories and Cultural Studies.

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