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Jesuits at the Margins : Missions and Missionaries in the Marianas (1668-1769) - Alexandre Coello de la Rosa

Jesuits at the Margins

Missions and Missionaries in the Marianas (1668-1769)

Paperback Published: 15th May 2019
ISBN: 9780367263898
Number Of Pages: 382

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In the past decades historians have interpreted early modern Christian missions not simply as an adjunct to Western imperialism, but a privileged field for cross-cultural encounters. Placing the Jesuit missions into a global phenomenon that emphasizes economic and cultural relations between Europe and the East, this book analyzes the possibilities and limitations of the religious conversion in the Micronesian islands of Guahan (or Guam) and the Northern Marianas. Frontiers are not rigid spatial lines separating culturally different groups of people, but rather active agents in the transformation of cultures. By bringing this local dimension to the fore, the book adheres to a process of missionary "glocalization" which allowed Chamorros to enter the international community as members of Spain's regional empire and the global communion of the Roman Catholic Church.

ISBN: 9780367263898
ISBN-10: 0367263890
Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 15th May 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.51

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