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Why Have You Come Here?The Jesuits and the First Evangelization of Native America$
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Nicholas P. Cushner

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195307566

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195307569.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.3) Introduction
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Why Have You Come Here?
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Nicholas P. Cushner

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195307569.003.0001

The purpose of this book is to explain how Christianity replaced Native American belief systems in 16th-century America. The use of the confessionario was important in Christian evangelization but coercion, the Devil, and Agriculturalist vs. Hunter-Gatherer societies were major elements in the replacement.

Keywords:   Christianity, confessionario, devil, coercion, agriculturalist society, hunter-gatherer society, Native American belief

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