John Eliot's Mission to the Indians Before King Philip's War (BOK)

Richard W. Cogley

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This text examines John Eliot's mission to the Indians through a dualistic approach. Richard Cogley delves into Eliot's theological writings and describes the historical development of Eliot's missionary work. By relating the two, he challenges the accepted assessments of the Puritan mission. Cogley incorporates Eliot's eschatology into the history of the mission, takes into account the biographies of proselytes (the "praying Indians") and the individual histories of the Christian Indian settlements (the "praying towns"), and corrects misperceptions about the mission's role in English expansion. He also addresses other interpretive problems in Eliot's mission, such as why the Puritans postponed their evangelizing mission until 1646, why Indians accepted or rejected the mission, and whether the mission played a role in causing King Philip's War.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 1999 Forfatter Richard W. Cogley
Forlag
HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780674475373
Antall sider 352 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 23,5cm x 3,3cm
Vekt 635 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of the Americas, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Protestantism & Protestant Churches, Christian mission & evangelism