Monday, October 18, 2010

God in America: A New Adam - Natives Resists Catholics

Europeans don't understand that religion is deeply embedded in Native American culture.

In New Mexico, Pueblo spirituality collides with the Franciscan missionaries' Catholicism. In New England, Puritan leader John Winthrop confronts religious dissenters within his ranks. And a new message of spiritual rebirth from evangelical preachers sweeps through the colonies, upending traditional religious authority and kindling a rebellious spirit that converges with the American Revolution.

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By PBS Frontline

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