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New Zealand Jesus : social and religious transformations of an image, 1890-1940 /
Geoffrey Troughton.
imprint
Bern ; New York : Peter Lang, c2011.
description
268 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
3034310471, 9783034310475 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Bern ; New York : Peter Lang, c2011.
isbn
3034310471
9783034310475 (pbk.)
contents note
Jesus, history, and religion in New Zealand -- The turn to personality -- Anti-church prophet -- Social campaigner -- Children's Jesus -- Manly Jesus -- Conclusion.
catalogue key
8695350
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
First Chapter
What did early twentieth century New Zealanders make of Jesus, and what do their understandings tell us? This study provides the first historical analysis of New Zealand images of Jesus. Using a diverse range of churchly and secular sources it examines key themes and representations. These images provide insights into the character of New Zealand religion and its place in the nation's history and culture – from dimensions of childhood and gender through to debates about social reform. They also highlight broader dynamics of social and religious change. Crucially, this work traces the rise of a new kind of Jesus-centred religiosity that reflected wider cultural shifts. The form was particularly evident among Protestant Christians, who embraced Jesus in their efforts to modernise Christianity and extend its influence within the community. The author shows that this development was a response to change that profoundly reoriented Protestant Christianity.

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