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Managing Blackness: Protestant Readings of Psalm 68:31 in Colonial America

Roy Kay

in The Ethiopian Prophecy in Black American Letters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037325
eISBN:
9780813041582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037325.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter demonstrates how three Anglophone Protestant writers, Fox, Sewall, and Mather employ Psalm 68:31 to situate Ethiopians in relation to white English colonialists and within God's ... More


Social Justice by Maya Empowerment

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0024
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter describes examples of liberation priests involved in various community efforts that empowered the Maya to confront their crisis, especially by literacy, health, or cooperative programs. ... More


Social Justice by Armed Rebellion

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0025
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter describes Liberation Catholics in arms, a turning to violence seen as the only alternative to combat governmental oppression and those allied with it. It describes case histories of ... More


What Europe Did for Us

Elizabeth Graham

in Maya Christians and Their Churches in Sixteenth-Century Belize

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036663
eISBN:
9780813041834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036663.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In this chapter, which forms the first part of the book's synthesis and conclusions, the context of conversion is examined. The question is asked: What in Europe's past led to the sixteenth-century ... More


Cheese and Terms

Elizabeth Graham

in Maya Christians and Their Churches in Sixteenth-Century Belize

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036663
eISBN:
9780813041834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036663.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Terms commonly used in research on conquest and conversion are examined in this chapter, among them: “Maya,” “Spaniard,” “religion,” “conversion,” “Christianity,” “cult,” “idols,” “devils,” and ... More


Which is more than a shipwreck tale because it treats of a marvelous event which is given in an extraordinary report of the very famous and powerful river called the marañón, along which Captain Francisco de Orellana and other hidalgos navigated more than two thousand leagues for eight months until arriving in Christian lands at Las Perlas Island (or Cubagua) in this oceanic region, and from there the captain came to this city of Santo Domingo with some soldiers from his company, participants in his travails and witnesses to everything herein contained;1 all this as recorded by a devout and reverend father of the Order of Preachers Friars, Gaspar de Carvajal,2 who was present in person for everything and who relates the lesson and brief history in the following fashion:3

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0025
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter describes the travails of Captain Francisco de Orellana and his fifty companions from the encampment of the governor of Quito, Gonzalo Pizarro, brother of the Marquis don Francisco ... More


Residual Masculinity and Gendered Charisma

Brendan Jamal Thornton

in Negotiating Respect: Pentecostalism, Masculinity, and the Politics of Spiritual Authority in the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061689
eISBN:
9780813051109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061689.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 6 considers gender and religious authority in the church through an investigation of men, masculinity, and testimony. The author argues that male converts reconcile the apparent antinomy ... More


“Permeate”

Charles A. Carpenter

in Bernard Shaw as Artist-Fabian

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034058
eISBN:
9780813038254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034058.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In attempts at influencing units of political power to consider and adopt the Society's policies, Shaw served as a valued collaborator in the permeation strategy and was teamed with Webb and several ... More


“Lets Drink Together, My Dear!”: Persistent Ceremonies in a Changing Community

Catherine J. Allen

in Drink, Power, and Society in the Andes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033068
eISBN:
9780813038575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033068.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores the deep, pervasive (and often problematic) role of ritual drinking in a small Quechua-speaking community from 1975 up to the present. It concentrates upon a high-altitude ... More


Medieval Miscegenation and the Literary Imagination

Lynn T. Ramey

in Black Legacies: Race and the European Middle Ages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813060071
eISBN:
9780813050478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060071.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter probes into medieval notions of inheritance, reproduction, and miscegenation. Early treatises on conception and genetics reveal that medieval people did not see race as unchanging or as ... More


Christians Apart: Being and Becoming Pentecostal

Brendan Jamal Thornton

in Negotiating Respect: Pentecostalism, Masculinity, and the Politics of Spiritual Authority in the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061689
eISBN:
9780813051109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061689.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 4 is about the process of being and becoming Pentecostal and the specific ways in which converts negotiate evangelical identity on the ground, distinguishing themselves as Christians apart. ... More


Youth Gangs, Conversion, and Evangelical Moral Authority

Brendan Jamal Thornton

in Negotiating Respect: Pentecostalism, Masculinity, and the Politics of Spiritual Authority in the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061689
eISBN:
9780813051109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061689.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 5 looks at the manner in which Pentecostalism has come to epitomize the ideal form of Christianity for countless barrio residents as it considers how the church is viewed publically and the ... More


The Awakening of a Priest: “You have ruined the parish!”

Peter M. Sánchez

in Priest Under Fire: "Padre David Rodríguez, the Catholic Church, and El Salvador's Revolutionary Movement"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061191
eISBN:
9780813051482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061191.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 3 examines the crucial period of political awakening in Rodríguez’s life, an awakening experienced by many other priests and nuns in El Salvador. While serving as parish priest in Tecoluca, ... More


The Politics of Conversion to Islam in Southern Mexico

Sandra Cañas Cuevas

in Islam and the Americas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060132
eISBN:
9780813050584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060132.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses conversion processes to Islam among indigenous people in Southern Mexico, Chiapas. It focuses on the important role Maya women play throughout the religious conversion process. ... More


The Favorite of Heaven: Antigua and the Growth of Black Atlantic Christianity

John W. Catron

in Embracing Protestantism: Black Identities in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061634
eISBN:
9780813051086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061634.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter investigates the reasons why Antigua became the epicenter of early Afro-Protestantism in the Americas and the effects of its subsequent dispersal throughout the greater Caribbean and ... More


“The Heathen Are Demanding the Gospel”: Conversion, Redemption, and African Colonization

Ben Wright

in New Directions in the Study of African American Recolonization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054247
eISBN:
9780813053011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054247.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Wright contends that for many emigrants to Africa, the goal was to convert native Africans to Christianity. The believed that colonization promised salvation for Africa and moral redemption for the ... More


Materializations of Puritan Ideology at Seventeenth-Century Harvard College

Christina J. Hodge, Diana D. Loren, and Patricia Capone

in Rethinking Colonialism: Comparative Archaeological Approaches

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060705
eISBN:
9780813050911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060705.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

This chapter considers how Puritan ideologies were materialized at 17th-century Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by interrogating material hybridity at Harvard’s 1655 Indian College. The ... More


Convergences in The Places of Early Evangelization

Steven A. Wernke

in Negotiated Settlements: Andean Communities and Landscapes under Inka and Spanish Colonialism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042497
eISBN:
9780813043968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042497.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter traces the local historical trajectory across the conquest through close-in archaeological investigation of the local experience of the earliest era of Spanish colonialism in early ... More


Touchstone Narratives: Measuring the Political Value of the God Concept

Michael Lackey

in African American Atheists and Political Liberation: A Study of the Sociocultural Dynamics of Faith

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030357
eISBN:
9780813039459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030357.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses and focuses on Touchstone narrative, an atheist's response to the traditional conversion narrative. Traditional conversion narratives are composed of three stages: the ... More


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