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A shaking of the land
William Cross and the origins of Christianity in Fiji
Andrew Thornley ; translated into Fijian by Tauga Vulaono = Na yavalati ni vanua : ko Wiliame Korosi kei na i tekitekivu ni Lotu Vakaristo e Viti / Andrew Thornley ; vakadewataka o Tauga Vulaono.

Published 2005 by Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji .

About the Book

This book traces the life of Methodist Missionary William Cross. Born in England in 1797, Cross was converted to Methodism as a young man and applied for missionary work. He served in Tonga for eight years.Losing his wife in a tragic drowning, Cross remarried in Sydney and then volunteered to lead the first Wesleyan mission to Fiji in 1835 along with David Cargill. In the next seven years until his death in 1842, Cross established Christian congregations in some of the most important Fijian chiefdoms. A particular focus of this book is the religious interaction between Fijian traditional beliefs and new Christian ideas. The book includes complete Fijian translation by Tauga Vulaono.

First Sentence

The three hundred islands of Fiji lie in the South Pacific Ocean, spead out like speckles of paint randomly splashed across a huge canvas of blue water....

Table of Contents

1 Disciple in the Islands: 1797-1831 17-91
2 The Wilderness years: 1832-1835 92-145
3 The Meeting of Religions: Lakeba: 1835-1837 146-229
4 In the Eyes of Powerful Chiefs: 1838-1839 230-330
5 Genesis: Christian Beginnings at Viwa and Bau,1839-1842 331-429
6 "The Captain is Waiting and the Anchor Up": From Viwa to Somosomo, August-October 1842 430-451

Edition Notes

"Completes Thornley's and Vulaono's bi-lingual trilogy on the first forty years of Fiji Methodism. The other books ... are The Inheritance of Hope (2000) and Exodus of the I Tankei (2002)"--P. [4] of cover.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [465]-467) and index.

Parallel chapters in English and Fijian.

Other Titles
Na yavalati ni vanua, Wiliame Korosi kei na i Tekitekivu ni Lotu Vakaristo e Viti


Library of Congress
BV3680.F6 C7613 2005

The Physical Object

474 p. :
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ID Numbers

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9820203747, 9820203740
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