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LIR Native Spiritual Beliefs and What the Puritans Got Wrong

Dates:February 28, 2024
Meets:W from 11:00 AM to 12 N
Location:University Center - Theater or VIA Zoom Hybrid
Cost: $0.00

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Please note: this course requires membership in Learning in Retirement Spring 2024 Membership

The 17th century New England world experienced a clash of cross-cultural interactions between Indigenous and English peoples that dramatically changed the landscape of Native America. As English colonies settled and contested political boundaries in the 1630s and 1640s, Puritan missions took root within Native communities that led to cultural and religious misunderstandings. Both Puritan ministers and Native communities attempted to understand each other through their own traditional worldviews, which led to unique, fascinating, and sometimes strange narratives of religious encounters. We’ll explore how Native religious perspectives sought to integrate Puritan Christianity into their Indigenous systems, and ways Puritans sought to explain Native religion from their own European Christian paradigm.

Hybrid class: choice of Zoom or in-person. Instructor: Tyler Daniels; VSU Graduate Student pursuing an MA in History

Fee: $0.00

University Center - Theater or VIA Zoom Hybrid

1215 N Patterson St
Entrance 1
Valdosta GA 31698
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