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A Violent Evangelism: The Political and Religious Conquest of the Americas, Rivera, Luis N.
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Author Name:    Rivera, Luis N.

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

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Westminster John Knox Press 

ISBN Number:   0664253679 / 9780664253677

Seller ID:   ING9780664253677

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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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