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How Christianity Obtained A Central Position In Minahasa Culture And Society

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In 2000 only four out of the (then) 32 provinces of Indonesia had a majority of Christians. This chapter describes the various and very different episodes of Christianity in Minahasa and adjacent islands after the period 1570-1820. In the first decades of the nineteenth century there were only four coastal villages that continued their Christian identity, served by schoolmasters. The school system of the Nederlandsch Zendeling Genootschap (NZG), mostly concentrated on religious teaching, remained outside the subsidies, also after the mission was taken over by the Indische Kerki in the 1870s. In the 1920s there was a growing desire among the lower rank and file of Minahasan Christian leaders to be given independence. Japanese oppression of Christian churches in the Minahasa was not as severe as in other regions of the archipelago.

Keywords: Christianity; Indische Kerki; Indonesia; Japan; Minahasa; Nederlandsch Zendeling Genootschap (NZG),



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