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Sunday Best: How Religion Shaped New Zealand and How New Zealand Shaped Religion

Sunday Best: How Religion Shaped New Zealand and How New Zealand Shaped Religion
 

How the imprint of the church dominates New Zealand society even in this secular age

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ISBN 9780994140777
Published 9 October 2017 by Massey University Press
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Lineham, Peter
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ISBN-13 9780994140777
ISBN-10 0994140770
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 3-10 working days
Publisher Massey University Press
Imprint Massey University Press
Publication Date 9 October 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Lineham, Peter
Category Australasian & Pacific History
Social & Cultural History
Christianity
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Christianity: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 230mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Dewey Code 279.3
Catalogue Code 752822

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The early arrival of the missionaries in Aotearoa set the scene for a new 'moral colony' that would be founded on religious precepts and modern Christian beliefs. It did not take long for a combination of circumstances to confound the aspirations of the Church Missionary Society, the Church in Rome and all those who followed. Historian Peter Lineham examines Christianity in New Zealand through the lens of cultural development, and asks: If the various denominations and faiths set out to shape New Zealand, how did the very fluid fact of New Zealand change those faiths? From the Presbyterian south to the enclaves of Catholicism, who shaped whom? And what is the legacy of that influence? Why do we have afternoon tea? And what were debutante balls? Religion had a hand in the societal habits and milestones we all take for granted.

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