Religion and Retributive Logic : Essays in Honour of Professor Garry W. Trompf.
A tribute to Garry Winston Trompf (b.1940) with critical discussion of his work in relation to the religions of Oceania, millenarianism, payback.
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Table of Contents:
- Religion and Retributive Logic
- In Memoriam
- Part One: Melanesia
- Jakarta and Jayapura: the Dialogue of Religions and 'Papua, Land of Peace'
- Working Out of Two Mindsets: Critical Methodology and PNG Village Traditional Ways
- A Samo Theology of Mediumship: A Case Study of Local Theologising and Global Reflection
- Dema as Religious Symbol in Papua New Guinea
- Cargo Cults and Cognitive Science: The Dynamics of Creativity and Repetition in the Pomio Kivung
- Placing and Dis-Placing the Dead
- Part Two: Ancient World
- Towards an Understanding of Mani's Religious Development and the Archaeology of Manichaean Identity
- Some Duties and Responsibilities of a Bishop(?) in Late Antique Egypt
- Per Saturam or Performance? Seneca's Initium Saeculi Felicissimi: Ritual Hilarity and Millennial Closure in the Apocolocyntosis
- Consequences of Bilingualism in Paul's Letters
- Part Three: Philosophical and Methodological Considerations
- The Religious Thought of Francis Bacon
- Rudolf Otto, the East and Religious Inclusivism
- The Theme of Conversion in Sartre's Early Ethics
- Approaches to the Problem of Dualism in Heidegger and Indian Yogacara Buddhism
- Part Four: Historiography
- 'And End History. And Go to the Stars': Terence McKenna and 2012
- Cyborgs and Chakras: Intersubjectivity in Scientific and Spiritual Somatechnics
- Religious Studies in New Zealand: A Wrong Direction?
- Religion, Sexuality and Retribution: Placing the 'Other' in Sydney