Tropical Idolatry : A Theological History of Catholic Colonialism in the Pacific World, 1568-1700.
Tropical Idolatry examines how thinkers within the Society of Jesus attempted to convert indigenous peoples of New Spain, the Philippine Islands, and the Mariana Islands to Catholicism. This book demonstrates the importance that both religious and political beliefs played in the establishment of the...
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- 1 Creating an Identity
- 2 Establishing an Imperial Presence
- 3 Justifying Colonialism
- 4 Imagining Indigenous Religions
- 5 Sustaining the Evangelical Project
- 6 Expanding the Empire of Christ
- About the Author.