History 2501E Lecture Notes - Missionary Church

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October 02, 2012
2501
The Colonial Church
- the clergy had to swear an oath that they would not violate any of the
crown’s rights
- diff between church and cathedral:
o Bishops are in charge of the cathedral
- The religious role & conversion
o Wherever you turn, the church is there. Hard to separate the secular
from the religious
o 1520’s- Trying to keep the Catholic Church from collapsing-
reformation. Had Missionary church- teaching churches
o gods and saints merge into one
o if they
- The church as an agent of the state
o teaching them culture
o teaching them Spanish
o converting people, making the empire larger
o church is serving a political purpose
- The Economic role of the church
o Many left part of their wealth to the church for charitable purposes so
that they could get into heaven
o Church will give you a loan, 5% interest
o Church has a lot of money and power- own lots of property
o 19th century- this is going to be a reason of fighting. Politicians want
the wealth of the church
Tutorial
- about a murder trial- medina accused of killing his wife. Found over his
wife’s body. Makes up a story about his wife cheating on him
- swayed to believe him because of societies belief that the wife was cheating
- What does it tell you about the villages?
o Very gossipy- everyone knows each other’s business
- What does it tell you about family life?
o Adultery is considered a terrible crime & that it is was justified
- What does it tell you about contemporary society?
o Honour was worth a lot
- Problems?
o Not everyone is treated the same in society
o Justice is suppose to apply to everyone equally
o The law is a way to achieve peace in society
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