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In God's Image

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgments PART ONE: SITUATION Introduction 1. Situating Kadavu: Church, Chiefs, and the Creation of a Sense of Loss PART TWO: LAMENTATION 2. Signs of the Golden Age 3. Sermons 4. Kava 5. Sacred Land and the Power of Prayer PART THREE: RECUPERATION 6. Onward Christian Soldiers 7. The Road to Damascus Runs through Waisomo Village Notes References Index

About the Author

Matt Tomlinson is Lecturer in Anthropology at Monash University in Australia and coeditor of The Limits of Meaning: Case Studies in the Anthropology of Christianity.


"In God's Image raises numerous vital questions for anyone interested in Oceania... This important book will help missiologists as the grapple with these questions." -- Kenneth Nehrbass Missiology "Offers valuable insights, confirming the relevance of solid academic work to critical social problems." Language In Society "An innovative and compelling book ... a stimulating addition to both the anthropology of Christianity and the ethnographic literature on Fiji." -- Susanna Trnka Journal Of Pacific History "A valuable addition to the burgeoning literature on the subject." -- Garry Trompf Oceania "A thought-provoking contribution to the anthropology of Christianity and to our understanding of Fiji." -- Karen J. Brison Journal Of Anthropological Research

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