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A Violent Evangelism: The Political and Religious Conquest of the Americas
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 ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published September 19th 1992 by Westminster John Knox Press
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