Book Review: In God's Image: The Metaculture of Fijian Christianity.
Pratt, D. (2011). Book Review: In God's Image: The Metaculture of Fijian Christianity. Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 79(2), 547-549.
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For a small island nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean to be subject to a military coup is bad enough; to suffer four within a twenty-year period would seem positively disastrous. Without doubt a single coup would constitute a momentous socio-political trauma. A second might suggest significant unrest and political instability. But for Fiji to have experienced a series of military coups (two in 1987, one in 2000, and one in 2006) is clearly indicative of something profoundly amiss within the body politic of that nation. Furthermore, inasmuch as the coups and their contexts were charged with religious signification and replete with religious justification, it would appear that an intimate correlation of religious and political sensitivities played more than a token role in the unfolding of events.