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For the Good of Their Souls: Performing Christianity in Eighteenth-Century Mohawk Country

作者 William B. Hart
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 For the Good of Their Souls: Performing Christianity in Eighteenth-Century Mohawk Country:,In1712,theSocietyforthePropagationoftheGospelinForeignPartsopenedit

內容簡介

內容簡介 In 1712, the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts opened its mission near present-day Albany, New York, and began baptizing residents of the nearby Mohawk village Tiononderoge, the easternmost nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. Within three years, about one-fifth of the Mohawks in the area began attending services. They even adapted versions of the service for use in private spaces, which potentially opened a door to an imagined faith community with the Protestants. Using the lens of performance theory to explain the ways in which the Mohawks considered converting and participating in Christian rituals, historian William B. Hart contends that Mohawks who prayed, sang hymns, submitted to baptism, took communion, and acquired literacy did so to protect their nation's sovereignty, fulfill their responsibility of reciprocity, serve their communities, and reinvent themselves. Performing Christianity was a means of survivance, a strategy for sustaining Mohawk life and culture on their terms in a changing world.

作者介紹

作者介紹 WILLIAM B. HART is professor of history at Middlebury College.

商品規格

書名 / For the Good of Their Souls: Performing Christianity in Eighteenth-Century Mohawk Country
作者 / William B. Hart
簡介 / For the Good of Their Souls: Performing Christianity in Eighteenth-Century Mohawk Country:,In1712,theSocietyforthePropagationoftheGospelinForeignPartsopenedit
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9781625344953
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9781625344953
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 22.6X15.2X2.3CM
重量(g) / 458.1
語言 / 3:英文
尺寸 / 22.6X15.2X2.3CM
裝訂 / P:平裝
頁數 / 288
級別 / N:無