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The Resource Christianity comes to the Americas, 1492-1776, Charles H. Lippy, Robert Choquette, Stafford Poole

Christianity comes to the Americas, 1492-1776, Charles H. Lippy, Robert Choquette, Stafford Poole

Label
Christianity comes to the Americas, 1492-1776
Title
Christianity comes to the Americas, 1492-1776
Statement of responsibility
Charles H. Lippy, Robert Choquette, Stafford Poole
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Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1492, civilizations entirely unknown to one another dramatically confronted their differences along a line that eventually extended from Nova Scotia to Tierra del Fuego. Over three centuries, the religious, political, and economic pressures of Europe motivated a nearly complete cultural sweep over the entire Western Hemisphere. In Christianity Comes to the Americas, three distinguished historians retell, from the vantage point of the latest historical scholarship, the
  • story that began in late medieval Western Europe and came to a conclusive turning point near the end of the eighteenth century. Stafford Poole brings to life the entire movement of Spanish and Portuguese conquistadores, mendicants, and missionaries throughout South and Central America, the Caribbean, Florida, Mexico, and the American Southwest. The accomplishments and anguish of such figures as Bartolome de las Casas, Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz, Antonio Vieira, and Juan
  • de Zumarraga, among others, take center stage over the exploits of Pizarro, Cortez, Balboa, and Coronado. Robert Choquette tracks the French Catholic missionaries who crisscrossed the American continent, including Jesuit martyrs and Saint Marguerite Bourgeois of the St. Lawrence River Valley. He tells of missionaries shooting rapids and driving dog teams in America's vast hinterland and of Brother Andre performing miracle cures in Montreal's St. Joseph's Oratory. Charles
  • H. Lippy follows the reform movements of Calvin and Luther as they extended to the settlements all along the Atlantic coastline. Lippy's narrative traces the dilemma of Puritan covenant ideology personified in the lives of Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams, the vicissitudes of the colonial Anglican church, and the contributions of Quakers like William Penn, who bridged the ideals of Puritanism and the ideals of the Enlightenment. Christianity Comes to the Americas tells
  • a complex story of grand ambition, great tragedy, and selfless humanitarianism. We see the visionary ideals of fervent men and women, the conflicts between soldiers and missionaries, and the sometimes brutal clash between colonizers and colonized over practices of nudity, cannibalism, torture, family relationships, worship, and conversion. All three historians write sensitively of the twentieth century issues spawned by colonial practices: slavery and ethnic persecution,
  • ecological imbalance, isolationism, xenophobia, and regional independence, Christianity Comes to the Americas is solid, comprehensive history presented here in a single, masterful work
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1380
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Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Christianity comes to the Americas, 1492-1776, Charles H. Lippy, Robert Choquette, Stafford Poole
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Giniger book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 372-382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. Iberian Catholicism Comes to the Americas. 1. The Iberian Background. 2. Expansion and Evangelization: Central and North America, 1492-1600. 3. Expansion and Evangelization: South America, 1492-1600. 4. From Coronado to Kino: Northern New Spain and the Borderlands, 1540-1711. 5. "Are They Not Men?" 6. Ibero-America in the Seventeenth Century. 7. The Age of the Enlightenment and Benevolent Despotism, 1700-1776. 8. The Missionary Enterprise: An Overview -- Pt. II. French Catholicism Comes to the Americas. 9. The Beginning of French Christianity in the Americas. 10. An Age of Missionaries, Mystics, and Martyrs. 11. The Encounter of French and Amerindian Cultures. 12. An Expanding but Changing Church. 13. A New Church in a New State. 14. The Watershed of French-American Christianity -- Pt. III. Christianity Comes to British America. 15. Religious Currents in Reformation Europe. 16. Puritanism Comes to British America. 17. Anglicans and Catholics Come to British Colonial America. 18. Ethnic and Religious Pluralism Come to British Colonial America. 19. Awakening and Revolution in New England. 20. Southern and Caribbean Christianity in the Eighteenth Century. 21. The Making of Reformed America: Christianity in the Middle Colonies in the Eighteenth Century
Control code
ocm23648978
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 400 pages
Isbn
9781557785015
Lccn
91015675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23648978
  • (Sirsi) a313058
Label
Christianity comes to the Americas, 1492-1776, Charles H. Lippy, Robert Choquette, Stafford Poole
Publication
Note
"A Giniger book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 372-382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. Iberian Catholicism Comes to the Americas. 1. The Iberian Background. 2. Expansion and Evangelization: Central and North America, 1492-1600. 3. Expansion and Evangelization: South America, 1492-1600. 4. From Coronado to Kino: Northern New Spain and the Borderlands, 1540-1711. 5. "Are They Not Men?" 6. Ibero-America in the Seventeenth Century. 7. The Age of the Enlightenment and Benevolent Despotism, 1700-1776. 8. The Missionary Enterprise: An Overview -- Pt. II. French Catholicism Comes to the Americas. 9. The Beginning of French Christianity in the Americas. 10. An Age of Missionaries, Mystics, and Martyrs. 11. The Encounter of French and Amerindian Cultures. 12. An Expanding but Changing Church. 13. A New Church in a New State. 14. The Watershed of French-American Christianity -- Pt. III. Christianity Comes to British America. 15. Religious Currents in Reformation Europe. 16. Puritanism Comes to British America. 17. Anglicans and Catholics Come to British Colonial America. 18. Ethnic and Religious Pluralism Come to British Colonial America. 19. Awakening and Revolution in New England. 20. Southern and Caribbean Christianity in the Eighteenth Century. 21. The Making of Reformed America: Christianity in the Middle Colonies in the Eighteenth Century
Control code
ocm23648978
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 400 pages
Isbn
9781557785015
Lccn
91015675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23648978
  • (Sirsi) a313058

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