New Methodism and Old: Churches, Police and State in Fiji, 2008-09

Lynda Newland

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Abstract Although Methodism has remained the dominant form of Christianity in Fiji, Methodist beliefs have been contested by a proliferation of Pentecostal/evangelical churches, but never more directly than by a new form of Methodism which flourished in the years up to 2009. This new church was called the New Methodist Church and, for a period in 2008 and 2009, the Fiji police forces were strongly encouraged to participate and finally to convert to it. This article is part of ongoing research that traces the alliances and challenges between Christianity and the state in Fiji.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-555
Number of pages19
JournalThe Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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