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Conversions pentecôtistes en Polynésie française : Logiques culturelles et déterminants sociaux d'un "choix personnel"

Abstract : Beyond the Pentecostal discourse on conversion that insists on a free and voluntary choice, the itineraries of French Polynesian converts shows various intertwining cultural, social and religious factors. Drawing from the accounts of members of French Polynesia Assemblies of God, this text examines first the lasting presence of Polynesian traditional spirits that prompt converts to take position ; then the principles of continuity that lead former members of the historical Protestant Church to assert that "they haven't changed their religion" ; and finally the contemporary weakening of religious transmission that puts Pentecostal conversions in line with a social context of individual autonomisation.
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Yannick Fer. Conversions pentecôtistes en Polynésie française : Logiques culturelles et déterminants sociaux d'un "choix personnel". Yannick Fer et Gwendoline Malogne-Fer. Anthropologie du christianisme en Océanie, L'Harmattan, pp.149-168, 2009, Cahiers du Pacifique Sud contemporain n°5. ⟨halshs-00638529⟩

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