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
|A1||Roldan-Figue||STH B23||T 9:30 am-12:30 pm|