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dc.contributor.author Volpicelli, Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-06T18:49:12Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-06T18:49:12Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.issn 1718-8482
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/1222
dc.description.abstract Post-colonial studies have shown many deficiencies in our modern scholarship. Similarly, this paper will attempt to illustrate that colonization has not been fully evaluated in the arena of Christian studies. Deconstructing the language used in a contemporary text book will show that the relationship between the Early Medieval Christian missionary movements and the Germanic Tribes is, in its essence, a colonial relationship. However, there is little acknowledgement of the negative consequences of the early missionary movements. We can then evaluate other text books in light of the same criteria used, supporting the thesis of needing to reevaluate the work done in this field. Finally, the questions left are personal ones that ask us to consider whether the mental framing surrounding the unrecognized acts of Early Christian missionaries are an implicit critique of our own biases as academics, perhaps not yet reconciled with our colonial heritage. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal en
dc.subject Missionaries en
dc.title Wild and Ferocious: Language and Colonialism in Christianity Studies en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty Ithaca College en
dc.publisher.institution Ithaca College en

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