Columbus and the Beginning of the World

Royal, Robert
May 1999
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;May1999, Issue 93, p32
Focuses on the influence of Christopher Columbus' discovery of the new world in the 15th century and the shaping of religion in the Americas. Religious rivalries in Europe in the 15th century; Growth of Columbus' religious side; Role as ethnic hero for catholics; Efforts to evangelize the new world; Intensity of religions and political rivalries.


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