Firth, Raymond William, 1901-
Rank and religion in Tikopia: a study in paganism and conversion to Christianity
Boston, Mass.: Beacon Press, 1970. 424 p., plates: ill.
[by] Raymond Firth
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Firth describes the process of transition from the Tikopians' aboriginal religion to Christianity during the period ca. 1925-1955. The effect and processes of this transition on the whole socio-cultural system are analyzed in detail. According to this analysis, the transition took place relatively smoothly, with a change in political power and rank relationships and a relatively complete replacement of the old religious system.
Document ID: ot11-026
1928-1929, 1952, 1966
Sigrid Khera ; Dubravka Schmalzbauer
Tikopia Island, Solomon Islands
Tikopia (Solomon Islands people)