By Keith R. Widder
In 1823 William and Amanda Ferry opened a boarding university for Mtis kids on Mackinac Island, Michigan Territory, atmosphere in movement an severe non secular conflict to win the souls and alter the lives of the kids, their mom and dad, and all others residing at Mackinac. conflict for the Soul demonstrates how a gaggle of enthusiastic missionaries, empowered through an uncompromising non secular motivation, served as brokers of Americanization. The Ferrys' excessive hopes crumbled, in spite of the fact that, as they watched their paintings lead to a revival of Catholicism and their scholars refuse to desert the fur exchange as a life-style. the tale of the Mackinaw challenge is that of people that held differing international perspectives negotiating to create a "middle-ground," a society with room for all.
Read or Download Battle for the soul: Métis children encounter evangelical Protestants at Mackinaw Mission, 1823-1837 PDF
Similar religious studies & reference books
11th of September and the following invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have left many folks baffled and anxious. This interdisciplinary learn of the ethics of struggle presents an outstanding orientation not just to offer, but in addition to destiny conflicts. It seems to be either again at historic traditions of moral inspiration and ahead to modern and rising matters.
Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was once at the beginning a Christian philosopher who's probably top identified for his devastating assault upon Christendom or the status quo of his time. now not because Luther has there been a Protestant philosopher who has so uncompromisingly sought to outline and current Christianity in its utmost integrity.
Wer wäre berufener als der Dalai Lama, "eine der faszinierendsten Gestalten des 20. Jahrhunderts", uns zu Beginn des neuen Jahrtausends Perspektiven für ein erfülltes Leben aufzuzeigen? Denn trotz des Wohlstands sind viele Menschen gerade in der westlichen Welt mit ihrem Leben unzufrieden, suchen eine neue innere Ruhe, die mit Konsum und Luxus nicht zu erlangen ist.
To so much, the time period “Christian horror” most likely feels like an oxymoron. however, there are excellent arguments to be made that “horror” is an eminently biblical style and that Christian artists could be on the leading edge of reclaiming it. during this paintings, novelist Mike Duran explores the Judeo-Christian roots of up to date horror, the spiritual topics that body a lot of the horror artwork, and the way evangelical tradition has come to distance itself from this kind of almost certainly wealthy and strong medium.
- Reconsidering Value and Labour in the Digital Age (Dynamics of Virtual Work)
- Traveling Spirits: Migrants, Markets and Mobilities (Routledge Studies in Anthropology)
- El poder del pecado
- Presidential faith and foreign policy : Jimmy Carter the disciple and Ronald Reagan the alchemist
- Sophronius of Jerusalem and Seventh-Century Heresy: The Synodical Letter and Other Documents (Oxford Early Christian Texts)
- The Gift of Story: Narrating Hope in a Postmodern World
Additional resources for Battle for the soul: Métis children encounter evangelical Protestants at Mackinaw Mission, 1823-1837
The children's responses to the missionaries reveal much about the evangelicals and their varying capacities to adapt to ways that appeared strange to them. A third purpose of this book is to demonstrate how a group of enthusastic missionaries, powered by uncompromising religious motivations, served as agents of Americanization at Mackinac. The missionaries assumed that all people who expected to live in the United States would accept republican principles of government, would learn and use the English language, and would see the virtues of agriculture as a way of life.
British traders wintered in the interior and employed the Métis to trade British goods with their Native kin. 15 When they came to Mackinac, European-American citizens of the United States perceived themselves as yet another distinctive people there. Americans wanted to eliminate British influence from Canada among Indians living in American territory. 16 Reformed Protestant Christianity exerted great influence over life in New England and New York, and, as time passed, throughout the United States.
Members of the Presbyterian Church 71 5. List of Donors for Construction of Mission Church 89 6. Length of Stay at Mackinaw Mission 105 7. Age of Entry for Mackinaw Mission Childrenò 107 8. Number of Children Enrolled in Mission School 113 Page x Page xi Acknowledgments I am indebted to many people who assisted me in the research and writing of this book. Richard White offered many penetrating insights, criticisms, and much encouragement. David T. Bailey, always a source of fresh ideas, challenged me to consider perspectives that I had overlooked.