L'évangélisation en Nouvelle-Calédonie et en Nouvelle-Zélande : étude comparative de deux phases pionnières entre 1838 et 1853.

Abstract : Two Marist vicars were engaged in evangelical activity during the same period on the two great islands of the Pacific - New Zealand, by Bishop Pompallier, and New Caledonia, by Bishop Douarre. If the encounter with Maori in New Zealand provoked a positive cultural shock which evolved towards a successful acculturation, it was quite different in New Caledonia, where Kanaks and missionaries had difficulties meeting on a cultural level. Apart from some individuals who converted, acculturation was blocked by a good many Kanak tribes. As for enculturation - the process of learning another group's culture, by observation and experience - while Bishop Pompallier was able to develop a coherent and respectful pastoral approach to Maori custom, Bishop Douarge, in spite of his wishes, found it very difficult to put in place a pastoral approach adapted to his circumstances, or to inculcate Christianity among the Kanak peoples.
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Yannick Essertel. L'évangélisation en Nouvelle-Calédonie et en Nouvelle-Zélande : étude comparative de deux phases pionnières entre 1838 et 1853.. L'évangélisation en Nouvelle-Calédonie et en Nouvelle-Zélande : étude comparative de deux phases pionnières entre 1838 et 1853., Aug 2007, Wellington, Nouvelle-Zélande. p.83-104. ⟨halshs-00843223⟩

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