A Theological Interrogation of the Motto: Faavae I Le Atua Samoa

Faala Faamatuainu Amosa

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A theological interrogation of the motto: Faavae i le Atua Samoa (Samoa is founded on God) aimed to show that there is room in the motto, not only for Samoa to be founded on the Christian God; but also in the Atua of our ancestors Tagaloaalagi. The research found that in the minds and hearts of Samoans, there is room to have God and Atua co-exist as the nation's foundation. This was evident in the fact that Samoans saw the importance of having Gospel and culture standing side by side and not in opposition.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMaster of Theology
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
Award date01 Oct 2014
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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