Tom Bratrud: "FIRE ON THE ISLAND: Fear, Hope and a Christian Revival in Vanuatu"

In this book, published by Berghan Books, Tom Bratrud investigates how upheavals like the Ahamb revival can emerge to address and sometimes resolve social problems, but also carry risks of exacerbating the same problems they arise to address.

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In 2014, the island of Ahamb in Vanuatu became the scene of a startling Christian revival movement led by thirty children with ‘spiritual vision’. However, it ended dramatically when two men believed to be sorcerers and responsible for much of the society’s problems were hung by persons fearing for the island’s future security. Based on twenty months of ethnographic fieldwork on Ahamb between 2010 and 2017, this book by Tom Bratrud investigates how upheavals like the Ahamb revival can emerge to address and sometimes resolve social problems, but also carry risks of exacerbating the same problems they arise to address.

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Published Apr. 8, 2022 11:56 AM - Last modified Apr. 8, 2022 11:56 AM