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Skip to main content. Request a Review , Exam , or Desk copy. The book is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in an honest assessment of missionary activities in western One might be tempted to write these stories off collusion by missionaries as a means to subdue Native Americans as ancient history, but the effects are long lasting, even into the 21st century.
The book is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in an honest assessment of missionary activities in western Christian history. Paying special attention to the ways that culture influences--not for the good--our interpretation of God and Scripture. This is something we continue to struggle with today, and it is only by honestly assessing our collective efforts of the past and present that we will have a hope of being a positive transformational presence in the future.
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Tinker shows briefly but thoroughly how Eliot supported the Pu George E. Tinker shows briefly but thoroughly how Eliot supported the Puritan government, how Serra ruled like a dictator in California, how Pierre-Jean De Smet allied with trappers and failed to communicate with Native Americans, and how Henry Benjamin Whipple helped the U. Tinker sees community as a major part of native culture traditionally, whereas white-led New Age movements stress individualism.
This is powerful, well-researched stuff; one wishes it was longer and explored more historical anecdotes than simply four biographies.
Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide
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