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Nova Religio (2015) 18 (4): 83–101.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Paul Morris Polynesia has a particular place in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). The region that heralded the Church’s first overseas missions includes seven of the world’s top ten nations in terms of the proportion of Mormons in the population, and it is...
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Nova Religio (2019) 23 (2): 5–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
... with new religious movements built on western interest in the occult and esoteric knowledge of Asian adepts. In many of these theaters of colonial expansion and religious exchange (or compulsory conversion), nativist millennialist movements Nova Religio 8 arose. In Polynesia, for example, indigenous...
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Nova Religio (2016) 19 (4): 119–144.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Swedenborg, that gifted visionary: this very night, the eyes of my inner person were opened . . . . 34 In 1891 Gauguin relocated to French Polynesia, wishing to separate himself from what he saw as the stifling, artificial and conventional world of European society. As a Symbolist Gauguin extolled...
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Nova Religio (2015) 18 (4): 5–15.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Garry W. Trompf Guest-Editor This essay is a brief introduction to the long-term history of new religious movements in the Pacific Islands (Micronesia, Polynesia and Melanesia) while tracing the social scientific study of them as group adjustments to colonialism and rapid social change. Providing...
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Nova Religio (2009) 13 (1): 41–67.
Published: 01 August 2009
... bonds between persons constituted through the exchange of gifts in archaic societies are closely related to bonds between persons and objects. Unlike impersonal market exchange, gifts are not alienated from the original possessor once they have been passed on to a receiver. Writing on Polynesia, Mauss...