The New Latin American Mission History

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The subject of missions-formal efforts at religious conversion of native peoples of the Americas by colonizing powers-is one that renders the modern student a bit uncomfortable. Where the mission enterprise was actuated by true belief it strikes the modern sensibility as fanaticism; where it sprang from territorial or economic motives it seems the rankest sort of hypocrisy. That both elements-greed and real faith-were usually present at the same time is bewildering. In this book seven scholars attempt to create a "new" ...

The New Latin American Mission History 1995, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803279537

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The New Latin American Mission History 1995, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803229112

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