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Early Modern Christian History: Christianity in the 16th Century, Witch Trials in the Early Modern Period, Christianity in the 17th Century Source Wikipedia

Early Modern Christian History: Christianity in the 16th Century, Witch Trials in the Early Modern Period, Christianity in the 17th Century

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Published August 17th 2011
ISBN : 9781157623373
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42 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 41. Chapters: Christianity in the 16th century, Witch trials in the Early Modern period, Christianity in the 17thMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 41. Chapters: Christianity in the 16th century, Witch trials in the Early Modern period, Christianity in the 17th century, Christianity in the 18th century, History of Calvinist-Arminian debate, History of the Eastern Orthodox Church under the Ottoman Empire. Excerpt: During the Age of Discovery, the Roman Catholic Church established a number of Missions in the Americas and other colonies in order to spread Christianity in the New World and to convert the indigenous peoples. At the same time, missionaries such as Francis Xavier as well as other Jesuits, Augustinians, Franciscans and Dominicans were moving into Asia and the Far East. Under the Padroado treaty (Portuguese: patronage) with the Holy See, by which the Vatican delegated to the kings the administration of the local Churches, the Portuguese sent missions into Africa, Brasil and Asia. While some of these missions were associated with imperialism and oppression, others (notably Matteo Riccis Jesuit China missions were relatively peaceful and focused on integration rather than cultural imperialism. The expansion of the Catholic Portuguese Empire and Spanish Empire with a significant roled played by the Roman Catholic Church led to the Christianization of the indigenous populations of the Americas such as the Aztecs and Incas. Later waves of colonial expansion such as the Scramble for Africa or the struggle for India, by the Dutch, England, France, Germany and Russia led to Christianization of other native populations across the globe such as the American Indians, Filipinos, Indians and Africans led to the expansion of Christianity eclipsing that of the Roman period and making it a truly global religion. The Renaissance yielded scholars the ability to read the scriptures in their original languages and this in part stimulated the Reformation. Martin Luther, a Doctor in Bi...