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The Order of Our Lady of Mercy, 1525-1773
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.

-field of theology to the extent that feminist, womanist, queer, Black, Latinx, or liberation theologies are, “decolonial theology” describes an emerging sub-field of theological scholars who reflect critically on the historical encounter with divinity while accounting for the impact of the modern

In: Brill Research Perspectives in Theology

explain “conditional toleration,” exemplifying their ideas with regard to the role of medieval Jewish minorities, and testing the effects of climatic shocks and the “Black Death”. They trace “the origins of religious freedom” from the Reformation to the emancipation of the Jews in eighteenth and

In: Mission Studies

Theology: Generational Shifts and Confucian Imagination in Chinese Christianity . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Du Bois , W.E.B. ( 1903 ). The Souls of Black Folk: Essay and Sketches . Chicago : A.C. McClurg . Dunn , Emily ( 2015 ). Lightning from the East: Heterodoxy and Christianity

In: Mission Studies

. ( 1971 ). “ Conversion Reconsidered: Some Historical Aspects of Religious Conversion in Black Africa .” Africa: Journal of the International Africa Institute 43 ( 1 ), pp. 27 – 40 . Fromont , Cécile ( 2014 ). The Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Congo . Chapel

In: Mission Studies

that period. This incident involved anti-missionary riots and even a court case ( Fu-chou shih 1879), in which Wolfe was the defendant, in response to the CMS ’ long-term occupation of, and controversial development of buildings on, Wu Shih Shan (Black Boulder Hill; Kirby 1966:665–679), crucial for

In: Mission Studies

The Mountain . The book’s front cover is painted in the black lines distinctive of Omie art, while each chapter offers a reproduction of Omie art. 6 In real life, The Mountain was illustrated by the tribe of people of which it is telling a story. Modjeska might “smile” and claim The Mountain is a

In: Mission Studies