Te Ua and the Hauhau faith in the light of the Ua gospel notebook
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Arts
The argument of this thesis is that the Hauhau faith founded by Te Ua was not a reversion to classical Maori religion, nor a synthesis of Maori and Pakeha elements. It was rather a biblical religion firmly within the Judeo Christian tradition. The argument is advanced by an examination of Te Ua's message of deliverance, his theology, the organisation he devised for the faith, and his views on politics, war and peace. The evidence for the conclusions reached is principally to be found in the Ua Gospel Notebook.