John Eliot and Roger Williams were puritans who worked with the Indians in the mid-1600s in Massachusetts. They both started their work in Massachusetts, but Roger Williams ended up in Rhode Island. When they were working with the Indians, they performed civic duty. A civic duty is the duties or obligations a person has toward his or her society (or community) .While both men thought that the Indians were victims of the English and that it was their civic duty to help the Indians, Eliot thought forcing his religion on the Indians was helping them, while Williams fought for land and freedom of religion for the Indians. Although they were both christian puritans, John Eliots views were thatit was his civic duty to help the Indians by forcing his religion upon them, while Roger Williams though it was his civic duty to help the Indians get religious liberty.
Chief Red Jacket utilizes repetition, pathos, and rhetorical questions to convince the Americans to tolerate the religion of the Native Americans. The defense of Chief Red Jacket gave to his religion is a wonderful piece of history that does not get enough credit. Chief Red Jacket’s speech illuminates the thoughts of the Native Americans in that specific era. Today, the Native Americans and other minorities in the United States of America have been having more recognition. One of the actions that have been a little unpopular in US History is the religious
Clara Bow) Another notable female figure during the twenties was Aimee Semple McPherson, who influenced society in a much different way than Clara Bow. Aimee S. McPherson, or Sister Aimee, established an evangelistic ministry and founded the Foursquare Church. She preached the gospel across the globe and healed thousands with her prayers (Doc 8. Aimee S. McPherson).While both very contrasting characters, Clara Bow and sister Aimee opposed the stereotype of female roles which contributed to more personal freedom and opportunities for woman. However,
A religious movement, that made religion more popular, between 1730 - 1740. Jonathon Edwards and George Whitefield were the two who set off the great awakening. Jonathon Edwards helped set off the Great Awakening because of in his “powerful” sermons, he would call on colonists, also young people, to examine their lives. He would preach of god’s sweetness and beauty, but at the same time he would warn the listeners to pay attention to the bibles teachings. Otherwise, they would be sinners.
I learned that Puritans claimed land that belonged to the natives just as other European settlers. This increasingly became a problem as the Puritans further disrupted the native lifestyle (Corbett 83). Further, the Puritans attempted to convert the natives to Protestantism Christianity just as the settlers in attempted to convert the natives to Catholic Christianity. To sum it up, “the Puritans often treated Native Americans with a brutality equal to that of the Spanish conquistadors and Nathaniel Bacon’s frontiersmen” (Henretta
They offered the local people material benefits, “encouraged them with gifts of singlets and towels” (Achebe, 160), and offered the indigenous people jobs such as teachers to arouse them to convert their religions. The novel Things Fall Apart, written by Chinua Achebe, showed the readers how their culture and unity had fallen apart after a new religion, Christianity, was introduced. After the missionaries built church on the “evil forest” (Achebe, 130), where evil spirits and people with wicked diseases were buried, and survived. People started to feel dubious about their own religions and converted into Christianity, thinking that it was more powerful than their own religion. “That man was one of the greatest men in Umuofia.
Laforgue’s goal is to convert Algonquin Native Americans into God fearing Christians. Laforgue faces many cultural misunderstandings with the Natives along his journey; he finds the most difficulties understanding the native’s concept of death, why they value dreams, and overcoming ethnocentrism. An important misunderstanding found between
In the years 1632 t0 1639, Father Paul Le Jeune was the superior of the Jesuits of Quebec. Le Jeune, along with other Jesuits, was on a mission to seek salvation for thousands of First Nations Aboriginals who resided in North America. Many scholars argue that while the Jesuits stated their purpose to come to Canada was to Christianize the First Nations people, their activity coincided with a breakdown of the First Nations customs and beliefs. Other scholars have argued that this was not entirely an oppressive situation, as First Nations women were able to find themselves an avenue of power in their community and over their new French trader Husbands. This paper argues that the traditional egalitarian ways of life in the Huron-Wendat and Algonquian
Limitations of the Business Model The limitations of churches operating as businesses will be discussed together with the case study of City Harvest Church. Case Study: City Harvest Church The central issue of the case was whether the monies channeled through the Building Fund and into the Crossover Project constituted a criminal breach of trust. Some details on the Crossover Project are presented below: The Crossover Project’s chief purposes were that of evangelising the “unchurched”, and encouraging Christians in the pop industry to “shine for Jesus”. These were to be accomplished via Sun Ho’s music career by extending the influence of the gospel through her music and concerts. Sun would testify about how God had changed her life during her concerts, after which Pastor Kong would take the stage to encourage the audience to join a church.
Every since the 1600 's, white settlers either favored the displacement of Native Americans or wanted them to convert to Christianity to make them blend in with the white culture. Southern tribes such as the Cherokee, Choctaw, Seminole, Creek, and Chicksaw had begun to adopt the ways and beliefs of the Europeans.
The political aspect was becoming more defined as the reservations began to divide between the natives, Indians, and non-Indians. The Americans continued to persuade the Indians to conform to the white ways of the 19th century, for examples converting to christianity. Yet, the Indians obtained what they could of their culture on the reservations and resisted the ways of the whites. Moreover, The social status of the Pacific Northwest 's hinterland was subjected to the cultural mindset of the whites and their
In the Spanish colonization of the Americas, the strategy of Indian Reductions brought about the constrained transformations to Catholicism of the indigenous individuals. After that, they started to create treaties with other countries, lead business and follow peace. 2. Why did the “middle ground” between Native Americans and European settlers disappear? Inequality was the main reason of the disappearance of Native Americans and European settlers.
They formed “Praying Towns” in the New World with the hope of introducing it to Native Americans and their English culture. The Bible was translated to their native language. It forced the Indians into fighting a war when they planned to evict them from their land. It became apparent that the spread of Puritanism was not successful and the “Praying Towns” were decreasing. Even if they managed to convert some Native Americans they characterized them as traitors.