Religious Transformations in the Early Modern Americas

Religious Transformations in the Early Modern Americas shows what happened to Christianity when Old World doctrine and belief crossed the Atlantic and collided with New World realities. Essays from across disciplines explore the impact of colonial contexts on the symbolic institutions of Protestantism and Catholicism.

Religious Transformations in the Early Modern Americas

Edited by Stephanie Kirk and Sarah Rivett

2014 | 360 pages | Cloth $49.95
American History | Religion
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Table of Contents

Introduction
—Stephanie Kirk and Sarah Rivett

PART I. COMPARISONS
Chapter 1. Religions on the Move
—J. H. Elliott
Chapter 2. Baroque New Worlds: Ethnography and Demonology in the Reformation and Counter-Reformation
—Ralph Bauer
Chapter 3. Martín de Murúa, Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, and the Contested Uses of Saintly Models in Writing Colonial American History
—David A. Boruchoff

PART II. CROSSINGS
Chapter 4. Transatlantic Passages: The Reformed Tradition and the Politics of Writing
—David D. Hall
Chapter 5. Dying for Christ: Martyrdom in New Spain
—Asunción Lavrin

PART III. MISSIONS
Chapter 6. Believing in Piety: Spiritual Transformation Across Cultures in Early New England
—Matt Cohen
Chapter 7. Return as a Religious Mission: The Voyage to Dahomey Made by the Brazilian Mulatto Catholic Priests Cipriano Pires Sardinha and Vicente Ferreira Pires (1796-98)
—Júnia Ferreira Furtado
Chapter 8. Jesuit Missionary Work in the Imperial Frontier: Mapping the Amazon in Seventeenth-Century Quito
—Carmen Fernández-Salvador

PART IV. LEGACIES
Chapter 9. "Reader . . . Behold One Raised by God": Religious Transformations in Cotton Mather's Pietas in Patriam: The Life of His Excellency Sir William Phips, Knt.
—Teresa A. Toulouse
Chapter 10. Between Cicero and Augustine: Religion and Republicanism in the Americas and Beyond
—Sandra M. Gustafson

Notes
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments