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Missionary organization in Latin America

Missionary organization in Latin America
Tthe problem, which will underline our entire work is the contact between Spanish discoverers, missionaries, and indigenous people. Our accent will be put more emphatically on the attitude of the Church faced with the real needs of the Indians, on the one hand, and with the ruthless behavior of the Conquistadores on the other hand.

ECTS Credits: 3
Professor: Fr Gustave Nsengiyumva OP

CHRISTIAN CONSCIENCE AND COLONIZATION IN THE ‘NEW WORLD’

1 GENERAL INTRODUCTION : Missionary Organization In the Age of Discovery

1.0. Introduction

1.1. Historical Background of the Evangelization of Spanish Latin America

1.1.1. Church-State Relationship

1.1.2. Missionary Methods in the New World

1.1.3. A Missionary Case-Study in Mexico

1.2. The Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith

1.2.1. Origins

1.2.2. The Need for a Special Congregation

1.2.3. The Propaganda Fide’s Rapid Fruits

1.3. Missionaries: Religious Orders in Latin America

1.3.1. The Dominicans

1.3.2. The Franciscans

1.3.3. The Jesuits

Conclusion

Chapter Two: Colonization and Evangelization

2.0. Introduction

2.1. The Abuses of Colonial Exploitation

2.1.1. The Discovery of the Indies

2.1.2. The Lifestyle of the Discovered Indians

2.1.3. Colonial Abuses 

2.2. Slavery

2.2.1. The Origin of Slavery in Latin America

2.2.2. The Reaction of the Sovereigns

2.2.3. The horrendous Nature of Slavery

2.2.4. The Attitude of the Church toward Slavery

2.3. Dominican Figures of Resistance to Slavery

2.3.1. Montesino’s Sermon

2.3.2. The Role played by the University of Salamanca

Conclusion

CHAPTER THREE: MEETING OF CULTURES: POSITIVE ASPECTS

3.0. Introduction

3.1. Missionaries’ Linguistic and Ethnographic Works

3.1.1. The Franciscans

3.1.2. The Dominicans

3.1.3. The Jesuits

3.2. Meeting of Christianity and Paganism in Latin America

3.2.1. Religion as an Instrument to Change the Society

3.2.2. Ambiguous Results 3.2.3. Missionaries’ Strategies to Reach Out to the Indigenous

3.2.4. Religious and Cultural Conversion

3.3. Settlements Patterns During the Century of Contact: 1528-1600

3.3.1. Some Consequences

3.3.2. A New Agricultural Technology

3.3.3. Church’s Trends of Settlement

3.4. Colonial and Missionary Legacies

3.4.1. Colonial Legacy

3.4.2. Missionary Legacy

GENERAL CONCLUSION

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