Sorcery, Witchcraft and Christianity in Melanesia is a timely book as accusations of sorcery and witchcraft, which result in witch hunts, trials, torture and brutal killings, appear to be occurring with increasing regularity throughout PNG. The aim of the research, which has resulted in this first volume, was to find out the situation in regard to the belief in and the practice of sorcery, its consequences for individuals and societies and the ideological, sociopolitical and economic factors which were driving this seemingly upsurging phenomenon. It is also aimed at investigating how the churches have tried or were trying to counteract sorcery beliefs and practices.
Published: 2008. Reprinted with corrections 2013
Authors: Franco Zocca and Jack Urame
Format: PDF (Book)