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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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Two Worlds Meet

Two Worlds Meet

(p.13) 1 Two Worlds Meet
Why Have You Come Here?

Nicholas P. Cushner

Oxford University Press

Renaissance Europeans were “certain” that they had reached the pinnacle of human endeavor. Religion, culture, art, society, and behavior were elements that differed from Europe to America. The motivations of European missionaries involved the attempt to instill those elements into Native American societies. Spanish missionaries were aided by the Union of Church and State.

Keywords:   missionaries, Renaissance, Native American societies, Union of Church and State

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