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Islam and Cultural Change in Papua New Guinea (Hardcover) (Scott Flower)

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Scholars of religion and policy makers may be surprised at the changes occurring on the second largest island of the world that straddles one of the most Christianised and least Christianised areas of the world. This book provides a comprehensive study on Islam and Islamic conversion growth by focusing on the emergence of an Islamic movement in Papua New Guinea.

Combining ethnographic, sociological and historical approaches to understanding Islam’s growth in Papua New Guinea, the book uses extensive fieldwork, interviews and archival records to look at the establishment, institutionalization and growth of Islam in a country that is predominantly Christian.

Presenting an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Islamic conversion thorough the examination of the causes and process of Islamic conversion in Papua New Guinea, the book will be of interest to students and scholars of Asian Religion, Islamic Studies and Cultural Studies.

Scholars of religion and policy makers may be surprised at the changes occurring on the second largest island of the world that straddles one of the most Christianised and least Christianised areas of the world. This book provides a comprehensive study on Islam and Islamic conversion growth by focusing on the emergence of an Islamic movement in Papua New Guinea.

Combining ethnographic, sociological and historical approaches to understanding Islam?s growth in Papua New Guinea, the book uses extensive fieldwork, interviews and archival records to look at the establishment, institutionalization and growth of Islam in a country that is predominantly Christian.

Presenting an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Islamic conversion thorough the examination of the causes and process of Islamic conversion in Papua New Guinea, the book will be of interest to students and scholars of Asian Religion, Islamic Studies and Cultural Studies.

Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Ethnic Studies / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Scott Flower
Language: English
Street Date: August 24, 2016
TCIN: 17246377
UPC: 9781138776357
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-9037
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