A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai’i (First Peoples: New Directions Indigenous)

ISBN-13: 9780816674626
ISBN-10: 0816674620
Edition: 3rd ed.
Author: Aikau, Hokulani K.
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Format: Paperback 264 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780816674626
ISBN-10: 0816674620
Edition: 3rd ed.
Author: Aikau, Hokulani K.
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Format: Paperback 264 pages

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Acknowledged authors Aikau, Hokulani K. wrote A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai’i (First Peoples: New Directions Indigenous) comprising 264 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0816674620 and 9780816674626. Since then A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai’i (First Peoples: New Directions Indigenous) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.55 or rent at the marketplace.

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Christianity figured prominently in the imperial and colonial exploitation and dispossession of indigenous peoples worldwide, yet many indigenous people embrace Christian faith as part of their cultural and ethnic identities. A Chosen People, a Promised Land gets to the heart of this contradiction by exploring how Native Hawaiian members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (more commonly known as Mormons) understand and negotiate their place in this quintessentially American religion.

Mormon missionaries arrived in Hawai‘i in 1850, a mere twenty years after Joseph Smith founded the church. Hokulani K. Aikau traces how Native Hawaiians became integrated into the religious doctrine of the church as a “chosen people”—even at a time when exclusionary racial policies regarding black members of the church were being codified. Aikau shows how Hawaiians and other Polynesian saints came to be considered chosen and how they were able to use their venerated status toward their own spiritual, cultural, and pragmatic ends.

Using the words of Native Hawaiian Latter-Day Saints to illuminate the intersections of race, colonization, and religion, A Chosen People, a Promised Land examines Polynesian Mormon articulations of faith and identity within a larger political context of self-determination.

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