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Introduction

Nicholas P. Cushner

in Why Have You Come Here?

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780195307566
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784936 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195307569.003.0001
 Introduction

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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

Chapter.  4108 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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