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Rejecting the White Man's Religion

Curtiss Paul DeYoung

in United by Faith

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780195152159
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849659 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152159.003.0007
Rejecting the White Man's Religion

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During the late 1700s, members of a Native American tribal group called the Delawares were voluntarily moved to a new “praying town.” They had to live separately from others from there tribe because of one significant difference—they were Christians. Although they were captured and sentenced to death, witnesses testified that these Christians still offered prayers and praise as they were being killed. Looking into such historical events and phenomena shows how the Christian church has greatly evolved in the United States, as it can be observed that some races were not warmly embraced by their fellow Christians. This chapter examines the viewpoints of Asian Americans, Hispanics, and the whites towards separation and segregation, and analyzes why Native Americans and African Americans were evangelized in the first place.

Keywords: Asian American; Hispanic; white; Christianity; separation; evangelization; segregation; Delawares

Chapter.  5150 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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