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Christianity and Development in the Pacific: An Introduction

Philip Fountain, Geoffrey Troughton

Abstract


Although a significant literature has arisen examining the intersections of Christianity and development in the Pacific, these themes have yet to receive the full attention they deserve. This special issue seeks to encourage further scholarship on these important themes. In this introduction we trace some of the entanglements between religion and development in Pacific history and suggest some productive future research trajectories.

Keywords


Pacific, Christianity, development, theology, institutions, materiality

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11157/sites-id435