materialistic, the domain of Satan. See World in D.N. Freedman (ed.), The Eerdmans Bible Dictionary , 1996, 1065-7. The theme of the Christian religion in the world was at the origins of the medieval problem of Church and state, see A. Black, Political Thought in Europe 1250-1450 , Cambridge, Cambridge
The Frontier Mission and Social Transformation in Western Honduras deals with the interaction between Mercedarian missionaries and the indigenous Lenca Indian population of western Honduras during the early sixteenth to mid-eighteenth centuries. Using an anthropological perspective, it relies heavily on previously neglected ecclesiastical archival material in conjunction with preliminary archaeological evidence as an integral source of data.
A fine-grained description of the local processes of missionization in a frontier region examines the organization, operation and goals of the Mercedarian mission province located in the colonial Audiencia of Guatemala. Summary data concerning aspects of Lenca society and physical environment relevant to investigation of mission activities are provided.
The importance of this study lies in its ability to explain mission development in frontier settings as well as to trace transformations within a mission order over almost a 250-year period.
and a banishment outside of the English horizon of what almost unchangeably is called the ‘black fellows’” ( Kolff 1993 :638). But not many would go as far as Shore: he would go to annual fairs disguised as a native doctor so that he could hear what the people were talking about. 6 The Christian Faith
). To all appearances, this was a conflict between the lazy traditionalism of older staff members and the praiseworthy idealism of younger people. But it is not that black and white. Kittel did not give the impression that he was well acquainted with the sensitivities of the local culture that the older
to the Republic of India, are hardly part of pan-Indian culture. That was even less the case in Polo’s time, when the naked black tribes on these islands were viewed as extremely uncivilised. 4 Marco Polo wrote that they “were like wild beasts.” Their appearance contributed to his characterisation
from that point on referred to the Christian faith by the charming Indian term cattiyavētam ( satyaveda ), true knowledge. There were, however, Brahmins who continued to be bothered by his clothing, for the black soutane he wore was, in their view, inseparably associated with the paraṅgis . The
Inquisition, an independent body ruled by the Spanish monarchy, to persuade them to follow Rome’s direction in matters concerning bishops, punishments, familiars, and jurisdiction. The results are unknown. Christopher Black presents a quantitative analysis of the kinds of crimes that the Modena inquisition
New York: Fordham University Press, 2016. Pp. xv + 368. Pb, $35. Robert Alvis’s White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition , promises to provide “an evenhanded, scholarly assessment” of a millennium of Polish Catholicism. The author has more than met his
among the Spanish readership, and more particularly among writers, has a number of points in common with what happened in the Catalan-Aragonese Crown, but also has its own distinctive features”? A similar state of affairs presents itself in the translation of Caigny’s essay. “Black,” for example, is
generic Spanish term peste used to describe epidemics: “Especially European diseases like smallpox and measles posed a big challenge to the Jesuit health care system because of the high infection and mortality rate among Indians, for which reason the Jesuits called these diseases