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Tropical idolatry : a theological history of Catholic colonialism in the Pacific world, 1568-1700

Author: R L Green
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"R.L. Green examines how thinkers within the Society of Jesus attempted to convert indigenous peoples of New Spain, the Philippine Islands, and the Mariana Islands to Catholicism during the early modern period. ... This book demonstrates the importance of both religious and political beliefs in the establishment of the church in the Spanish Pacific world."--Publisher description.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Green, R.L., 1978-
Tropical idolatry.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, 2018
(DLC) 2018014922
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R L Green
ISBN: 9781498566582 1498566588
OCLC Number: 1029775897
Description: xi, 137 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Creating an Identity --
Establishing an Imperial Presence --
Justifying Colonialism --
Imagining Indigenous Religions --
Sustaining the Evangelical Project --
Expanding the Empire of Christ.
Other Titles: Theological history of Catholic colonialism in the Pacific world, 1568-1700
Responsibility: R.L. Green.

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By taking a look at the missionary conversion methods that the Spanish Jesuits used, Green gives a detailed picture of how closely entangled religion and empire where during the colonization period, Read more...

 
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