Include bibliographical references (p. 479-539) and index.
"This book is a positive but critical description and analysis of social and cultural changes that have resulted from the interactions of Melanesians with European Anglican missionaries. It is a book for anthropologists, historians and missiologists and should be of value to anyone interested in the missionary enterprise.". -- Preface.
Contents: Illustrations -- Tables -- Abbreviations -- Preface / Darrell L. Whiteman, The Melanesian Institute, Goroka, Papua New Guinea -- Foreword / A.R. Tippett, Research Fellow, St. Mark's Library, Canberra, Australia -- Introduction: Missionaries and Culture Change -- The Pre-Contact Period, Prior to 1850: Pre-Contact Melanesian Society and Culture -- The Contact Period, 1850-1900: Missionary Contact and Melanesian Response -- The Period of Penetration, 1900-1942: Melanesian Movements Toward Christianity -- The Period of Absorption, 1942-1975: Toward Independence and Indigenization -- The Period of Autonomy, 1975-Present: The Problem of Indigenous Christianity -- Conclusion: Missionaries as Agents of Culture Change -- Appendices -- Glossary of Terms -- Bibliography -- Index.
Contents of Appendices: I: Memorandum of Acculturation -- II: Barnett's Model of Innovation -- III: Statistics of the Melanesian Mission -- IV: Patteson's Memorandum on the Labour Trade -- V: Rules of the Brotherhood -- VI: Rules of the Church Association.