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Colonialism
(1,428 words)

Colonialism, the political and economic rule by a foreign power of a people and their land, is essential for any accounting of the modern history of Christianity. Iberian nations colluded with the Catholic Church in their early campaigns of conquest and colonization, and the efforts of Protestant missionaries relied heavily on Europe’s imperial presence throughout the world. As a result, academic studies of the connection between Christian expansion and colonial exploitation are numerous, especi…

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Premawardhana, Devaka, “Colonialism”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Conny Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 04 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-3807_EGPO_COM_036915>
First published online: 2019



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