Māori theology and syncretism
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Citation:Rangiwai, B. (2021). Māori theology and syncretism. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, 0(0), 1-8. doi:10.1177/11771801211038247
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/5378
Syncretism will never be a word used at the dinner tables of whānau (family) or at the marae (Māori communal gathering places) for it is ingrained in a specifically theological world. However, the concept behind the word is something with which Māori are very familiar because we do it automatically. We walk in Māori and Pākehā (New Zealanders of predominantly European ancestry) worlds and our spirituality comes with us. We navigate, negotiate and traverse the syncretistic terrain every day.