A Cultural Sociology of Anglican Mission and the Indian by Eric Taylor Woods

By Eric Taylor Woods

This ebook specializes in the habitual fight over the that means of the Anglican Church’s position within the Indian residential schools--a long-running university method designed to assimilate Indigenous young children into Euro-Canadian tradition, during which sexual, mental, and actual abuse have been universal. From the top of the 19th century till the outset of twenty-first century, the that means of the Indian residential colleges underwent a prolonged transformation. as soon as an emblem of the Church’s sacred undertaking to Christianize and civilize Indigenous little ones, they're now linked to colonialism and affliction. In bringing this variation to gentle, the publication addresses why the Church was once so fast to get involved within the Indian residential colleges and why acknowledgment in their deleterious influence was once so protracted. In doing so, the e-book provides to our figuring out of the sociological procedure wherein perpetrators come to acknowledge themselves as such.

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After the revolution, these concerns were put aside and Anglicanism was accorded a more prominent position to help ensure that the remaining North American possessions stayed loyal (Strong 2007: 119). Lands known as the clergy reserves were set aside for the church and for the first time in the Americas, an Anglican Bishop was appointed in 1787. If it was not quite an established church, the privileges accorded to Anglicanism during this period are enough for some historians to see the church as having been ‘quasiestablished’ (see Westfall 1990).

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What makes this doubly surprising is that the Jesuits, who the Anglicans saw themselves to be in direct competition for heathen souls, were known to accept some aspects of indigenous cultures and beliefs, and also saw significantly more success (Gould 2005: 21). Yet the Anglicans stubbornly stayed the course. While there were recurring debates throughout the eighteenth century over what should come first, civilization or Christianity, by the time the Church of England had begun to refocus its energies on the part of North America that remained British after the American Revolution, the dual enterprise had become so blurred in practice that it could hardly be distinguished.

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