LAH5775: Spirtual Conquest of Latin America 3
This seminar will examine the nature of the "spiritual encounter" between Europeans and Indians in the New World in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Emphasis will be placed on the attempts to convert Indians to Catholicism and the native responses to such efforts. We will focus on the aims of the early Mendicants, their successes and their failures, as well as native attempts to gain access to Christianity.