04 Mar 2021Ended

Baptism of Early Virginia


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In this webinar, we will examine the construction of race through the religious beliefs and practices of English Virginians. She finds the .. Read more seventeenth century a critical time in the development and articulation of racial ideologies - ultimately in the idea of “hereditary heathenism,” the notion that Africans and Indians were incapable of genuine Christian conversion. In Virginia in particular, English settlers initially believed that native people would quickly become Christian and would form a vibrant partnership with English people.

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