Food for the Flames: Idols and Missionaries in Central Polynesia.

King, David Shaw and Attenborough, Sir David.

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The London Missionary Society’s aim was to eradicate paganism and idolatry and bring the heathen natives into the Christian fold. Unwittingly they became agents for the preservation of Polynesian culture through their diligent, painstaking recording of language and religious practices. This focuses on the many artefacts the missionaries sent to London, the idols that avoided being scornfully burned. A fascinating look at the unpopular subject of missionary endeavour. Superb illustrations.

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Author King, David Shaw and Attenborough, Sir David.
Format HC
Publisher Paul Holberton Publishing
Imprint Paul Holberton Publishing
Number of Pages 256
Illustrations 300 colour illustrations
Publish Date 15/01/2011
Catalogue Feb18
Catalogue book number 1