American Indians and Christian Missions Studies in Cultural Conflict
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In this absorbing history, Henry Warner Bowden chronicles the encounters between native Americans and the evangelizing whites from the period of exploration and colonization to the present. He writes with a balanced perspective that pleads no special case for native separatism or Christian uniqueness. Ultimately, he broadens our understanding of both intercultural exchanges and the continuing strength of American Indian spirituality, expressed today in Christian forms as well as in revitalized folkways. "Bowden makes a radical departure from the traditional approach. Drawing on the theories and findings of anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, he presents Indian-missionary…
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/15/1985
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Pre-Columbian Cultures and Values|
|Southwestern Indians, Spanish Missions|
|Northeastern Indians, French Missions|
|Northeastern Indians, English Missions|
|Missions in the Eighteenth Century (1701-95)|
|Missions in the Nineteenth Century (1803-90)|
|Missions in the Twentieth Century|
|Suggestions for Further Reading|