Salvation and the Savage Paperback

An Analysis of Protestant Missions and American Indian Response, 1787--1862

by Robert F. Berkhofer;

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Salvation and the Savage

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The great, pre-Civil War attempt of Protestant missionaries to Christianize Native Americans is found by Robert F. Berkofer, Jr. to be a significant point of contact with enduring lessons for American thought. The irony displayed by this relationship, he says, did not really lie in the disparity between Anglo-Saxon ideals and the actual treatment of first peoples but in the failure of all, including the missions, to see that both sides had ultimately behaved according to their cultural values. Using the records of missions to sixteen tribes in various regions of the United States, Berkofer has carefully followed the hopeful efforts of sixty-five years. The ultimate outcome, when the Civil War brought most of the missions to an end, was only a nominal conversion of Native Americans, despite the unflagging optimism of missionaries struggling against cultural barriers.

Salvation and the Savage by Robert F. Berkhofer was published by The University Press of Kentucky in July 2014. The ISBN for Salvation and the Savage is 9780813151243.

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Details for Salvation and the Savage

Page last updated 26th April 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherThe University Press of Kentucky (July 2014)
Number of Pages200
Thickness12 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4321421
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