Christianity in Colonial Latin America

STH TH 854

A study of the life and theology of the Spanish Dominican missionary Fray Bartolome de las Casas (1474/84-1566), the "Apostle of the Indies." The universal stature of Las Casas is only becoming clearer as we celebrate the five-hundredth anniversary of his "first conversion" of 1514. In that year, Las Casas rejected the system of the encomiendas and began a lifelong journey in defense of the rights of the indigenous people of the Americas. Participants will be introduced to the historical context of his life and writings.

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Roldan-Figue STH B23 T 9:30 am-12:30 pm

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