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

By Luis N. Rivera (Author), Marina Herrera (Translator) & Justo L. Gonzalez (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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In this thought-provoking book, Luis 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 sixteenth-century political debates--where priests and theologians are both voices of dissent against the Spanish military conquest and fervent defenders of it. Rivera 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 by Luis N. Rivera, Marina Herrera & Justo L. Gonzalez has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Library Journal - 12/01/1992


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Item Specifications...


Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages   376
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.02" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.99"
Weight:   1.33 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 1992
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN  0664253679  
ISBN13  9780664253677  


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More About Luis N. Rivera, Marina Herrera & Justo L. Gonzalez


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Luis N. Rivera was born in 1942.

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1Books > Subjects > History > Americas > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Americas > South America
3Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States
4Books > Subjects > History > Europe > Spain
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity
7Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Religious Studies > History


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A vaulable work on an important piece of history  Nov 22, 2008
This is an excellent exposition of the religious and political debates surrounding Spain's militaristic evangelism in the New World and will be valuable to anyone interested in the history of: the church, political thought, missions, anthropology, and not least of all, ethics. Rivera's tracing of the theological-ethical discussions of 16th century Spain is especially historically illuminating due to his heavy quoting of primary sources. Despite the depressing title, the inspiring protest movement of Bartolome de Las Casas figures quite prominently in Rivera's account.

For more detail on the book's coverage, be sure to check out the title chapters in the table of contents.



 

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