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A Violent Evangelism: The Political and Religious Conquest of the Americas

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A Violent Evangelism: The Political and Religious Conquest of the Americas - Rivera, Luis N, and Herrera, Marina (Translated by), and Gonzalez, Justo L (Foreword by)
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In this thought-provoking book, Rivera argues that evangelical reasoning and symbolism were appropriated to justify the armed seizure of people and land in the New World and to validate the conversion, peaceful or forced, of the natives. He recaptures the 16-century political debates, contrasts "discovery" and conquest, and examines the tragic outcome: demographic collapse from the islands Columbus first sighted to the Inca empire in Peru.

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A Violent Evangelism: The Political and Religious Conquest of the Americas 1992, Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, KY

ISBN-13: 9780664253677

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