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Cross & Crown

Illustration of how Religion and Royalty worked in tandem in order to advance colonialism.

Jeff Padgett

on 2 August 2012

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Transcript of Cross & Crown

Arrival of Christianity (15th-18th Century)

A Doctrine of Discovery
The Papal Decree
Spain & Portugal
Any land that was not inhabited by Christians was available to be "discovered", claimed, and exploited. The Crown & Cross

•Spanish Conquistadores, Catholic
1492 Columbus & The New World
1540 Francisco Coronado and Spanish, Explored Rio Grande Valley
1598 Arrival of Don Juan de Onate
Acoma tragedy (800 dead, 24+ amputations, slaves)
Failed to bring glad tidings The Cross The Crown & Cross

Portuguese Colonizers, Catholic
1511 Malacca, Malaysia (Control Spice Trade Route)
Attacked by Afonso de Albuquerque
1545 St Xavier visited
He found "Two Gods" (Money, Lascivious)
1641Dutch, Protestant
1824 British, Protestant
India, Goa
China, Macau Arrival & Announcing the Good News of the Kingdom
Concept of “New World” was based upon being ethnocentric & religiocentric
Millions of people already inhabited the Americas
The Motto: “Gold, Glory, and the Gospel”
Failure to bring Glad Tidings
Compare with John the Baptist and Jesus arrival of and announcing the Kingdom
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