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


Table of content 

Chapter one : GENERAL INTRODUCTION : Missionary Organization In the Age of Discovery

1.0. Introduction

1.1. Historical Background of the Evangelization of Spanish Latin America

1.2. The Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith

1.3. Missionaries: Religious Orders in Latin America

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

Chapter tchree: meeting of culture : positives aspects 

3.0. Introduction

3.1. Missionaries’ Linguistic and Ethnographic Works

3.2. Meeting of Christianity and Paganism in Latin America

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

3.4. Colonial and Missionary Legacies