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From Samuel McFarlane to Stephen Davies : continuity and change in the Torres Strait Island churches, 1871-1949, David Wetherell

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From Samuel McFarlane to Stephen Davies : continuity and change in the Torres Strait Island churches, 1871-1949
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From Samuel McFarlane to Stephen Davies
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continuity and change in the Torres Strait Island churches, 1871-1949
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David Wetherell
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eng
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"In 1915 the London Missionary Society in Papua gave up spiritual jurisdiction over its three thousand Torres Strait Island converts in northern Australia and, in a wholesale territorial cession characteristic of the cavalier imperialism of the age, entrusted its churches to the Anglican bishop of Carpentaria. Until then, the Islanders had been Congregationalist converts accustomed to the rule of patriarchal Samoan pastors and the simple chapel services of the LMS. However, in the words of the British anthropologist A. C. Haddon, the Islanders "speedily became interested in the new ritual" of the Church of England and "went over without a murmur." This article examines the weakening of LMS strength before 1915. It argues that the transfer was eased by the resentment toward Samoan autocracy as well as the growing authority of Queensland government officials whose sympathies lay with the Anglican church rather than with the LMS. In particular, it analyzes the subsequent process of religious transformation during the long episcopate of Stephen Davies, third bishop of Carpentaria (1922-1949), and discusses the present legacy of Polynesian Congregationalism that lingers in the island churches of the Torres Strait." -- From abstract
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Also available in online: https://journals.lib.byu.edu/spc/index.php/PacificStudies/article/view/9815/9464.
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  • Davies, Stephen H
  • McFarlane, Samuel
  • Anglican Church of Australia
  • London Missionary Society
  • Torres Strait Islands (Qld.)
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From Samuel McFarlane to Stephen Davies : continuity and change in the Torres Strait Island churches, 1871-1949, David Wetherell
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https://ojs.lib.byu.edu/spc/index.php/PacificStudies/article/view/9815/9464
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Include bibliography: pages 26-32
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32 pages
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From Samuel McFarlane to Stephen Davies : continuity and change in the Torres Strait Island churches, 1871-1949, David Wetherell
Link
https://ojs.lib.byu.edu/spc/index.php/PacificStudies/article/view/9815/9464
Publication
Bibliography note
Include bibliography: pages 26-32
Carrier category
  • volume
  • online resource
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontebnt
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055490548
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
32 pages
Media category
  • unmediated
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Other physical details
map
Reproduction note
Printout.
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print

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