Chapter

Two Worlds Meet

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/10.1093/0195307569.003.0002
 Two Worlds Meet

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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

Chapter.  7668 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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