Islam and Cultural Change in Papua New Guinea by Scott Flower

By Scott Flower

Scholars of faith and coverage makers should be stunned on the adjustments taking place at the moment biggest island of the area that straddles some of the most Christianised and least Christianised components of the realm. This ebook presents a correct and deeper realizing of the character of Islam in Papua New Guinea, and determines the factors and approaches of contemporary development within the country’s Muslim inhabitants.

Combining ethnographic, sociological and ancient techniques to knowing Islam’s development in Papua New Guinea, the publication makes use of wide fieldwork, interviews and archival files to examine the institution, institutionalization and progress of Islam in a rustic that's predominantly Christian. It analyses the factors and techniques of conversion, and provides a brand new analytical method which may be used as a foundation for analysing Islamic conversions in different components 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 ebook is of curiosity to scholars and students of Asian faith, Islamic stories and Cultural Studies.

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