He pānui tēnei mo tētahi pukapuka whakahirahira ka whakaputa i tēnei rā - Like Them That Dream: The Maori and the Old Testament, no Bronwyn Elsmore i tuhituhia.
Today Libro International is proud to bring back to print the classic work on the interaction of Maori and Christianity after the arrival of missionaries in the early nineteenth century. And it is an honour to again work with author, Dr Bronwyn Elsmore; our thanks to her for helping bring Like Them That Dream to fruition.
The arrival of European missionaries in New Zealand had an immeasurable impact on Maori society. Like Them That Dream tells the intriguing story of early interaction between Maori and missionary, leading to the many distinctive responses to the arrival of Christianity.
The book’s first two parts consider how the Christian word was spread and how Maori responded, explaining the identification they felt with the Israelites of the Old Testament. The third part relates the rise of indigenous religious movements, from the early Papahurihia through Pai Marire, Ringatu and the Parihaka Movement, and the later incarnations of the Arowhenua Movement in the South Island and what remains today’s leading Maori church, Ratana.
Bronwyn Elsmore is a recognised authority on Maori religions and early spiritual interaction with Christianity. Formerly a senior lecturer in religious studies at Massey University, Palmerston North, she is also the author of Mana from Heaven: A Century of Maori Prophets in New Zealand and Te Kohititanga Marama: The Religion of Matenga Tamati. She lives in Auckland.
- Fascinating story of the interaction of Maori with Christianity
- Features major religious movements including Ringatu, Ratana, the Parihaka movement
- Standard reference work on the subject, made available in print-on-demand edition
Title: Like Them That Dream
The Maori and the Old Testament
author: Bronwyn Elsmore
IMPRINT: Libro International
SPECS: 234 x 153 mm portrait, PB, 216 pp,
b&w with photos & map
Releasing: September 2011
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