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Blood, bones and spirit : Aboriginal Christianity in an East Kimberley town, Heather McDonald

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Blood, bones and spirit : Aboriginal Christianity in an East Kimberley town
Title
Blood, bones and spirit
Title remainder
Aboriginal Christianity in an East Kimberley town
Statement of responsibility
Heather McDonald
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Examination of the experience of Christianity among the Aboriginal people of the east Kimberley region, WA; background to the research; description of Hall's Creek; history of religious cults in the Kimberley - Gunabibi-Gadjeri, Dingari-Kuranggara, Woagaia-Jinimin; Aboriginal perception of land and body; historical development of Christianity from the Mediterranean sprit world; relation of Christianity to the Aboriginal spirit world - concepts of God; background mission history in the Kimberley - United Aborigines Mission (UAM), Aborigines Inland Mission (AIM) and Assembles of God (AOG); missiology and approaches to conversion; Aboriginal meaning of Christianity in the colonial context - biographical background and world view of Mandy Jarra; views of God and the Devil in Aboriginal life and history; perceptions of various Christian themes - blood, sacrifice, the Christian body, life-force, heart, sin, repentance, rewards and heaven; relation to the pastor; concepts of illness and healing; beliefs about death and the dead; church ceremonies and women's ritual, values of participation - testimony, singing and dancing, communion; broader changes in child rearing, kinship, attitudes to money; problem of art production; definitions of religion and Aboriginal religion; Aboriginal critiques of Christianity - jamalk-ing; contemporary theology and world view - argues for a more engaged discussion of the tension between the universal and the local in the European and Aboriginal religious experience
Cataloging source
ANU
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McDonald, Heather
Dewey number
270.089915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Christianity
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
Label
Blood, bones and spirit : Aboriginal Christianity in an East Kimberley town, Heather McDonald
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Winner of the 2002 Stanner award
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 218-233
Control code
000022944634
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 238 p., [12] p. of col. plates
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 3 received from Lindsay Cleland
Isbn
9780522849813
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Blood, bones and spirit : Aboriginal Christianity in an East Kimberley town, Heather McDonald
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Winner of the 2002 Stanner award
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 218-233
Control code
000022944634
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 238 p., [12] p. of col. plates
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 3 received from Lindsay Cleland
Isbn
9780522849813
Other physical details
ill., maps

Library Locations

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