Review of Missionaries of the State: The Summer Institute of Linguistics, state formation, and indigenous Mexico, 1935-1985

Date:
2011
Part Of Series:
Anthropology Review Database
Extent:
6 pages
Abstract:
While American missionaries worked closely with the Mexican government for fifty years to translate the Bible into over eighty indigenous languages, that government’s own objective was to undermine the influence of the Catholic Church, its political rival, but this history suggests the ultimate impact was to strengthen local ethnic identities.
Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Mexico
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Work Type:
Subject:
Summer Institute of Linguistics
SIL International
Missions-Mexico
Ethnocide
Christianity and International Relations
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Relation Text:
Review of: Missionaries of the State: The Summer Institute of Linguistics, State Formation, and Indigenous Mexico, 1935-1985, by Todd Hartch
Entry Number:
44180