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Kawaiahaʻo Bicentennial Speakers Series: Why Did Hawaiʻi Become Christian?

January 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Ka Wai Ola

The introduction of Christianity to Hawaiʻi has been both celebrated and maligned. How could a handful of foreigners, none of whom could speak Hawaiian, persuade an entire nation to abandon its ancient religion? This lecture proposes that Hawaiian aliʻi, not missionaries, decided the future of both religion and culture in the Hawaiian Kingdom. Presented by Jeffrey Kapali Lyon, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Department of Religion Chair at UH Manoa. Free admission. Kawaiahaʻo Church. Honolulu.


January 19, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Kawaiahaʻo Church
957 Punchbowl St
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
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