This section needs additional citations for verification.
Would you like to merge this question into it?
MERGE already exists as an alternate of this question. Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it? MERGE exists and is an alternate of. Thus, unlike the other European monarchies with the exception of the Holy Roman Empire, the Spanish monarchy relied on evangelisation and strict adherence of its subjects to Catholic power in order to maintain itself.
This culminated in the taking of Granada inwhich is also coincidentally the date of the discovery of the Americas. The soldiers that took Granada were among those that helped to take control of the new possessions in the Caribbean and the priests that helped to evangelise the Jews, Mudejars and Muslims in Cordoba, Valencia and Granada would similarly be infused with a crusading spirit in the New World.
The Pope, whose power in was far greater than it is now, ruled in the Treaty of Tordesillas in that the Spanish would have colonising right to all those lands west of the Azores on the condition that they would win those lands for Christ.
And, in any case, it is far easier to control a religiously homogenous society. As one can see in some American conservatives' reaction to the construction of a mosque near to Ground Zero, the recent bombing of a Coptic church in Egypt, or the genocide in the Sudan.
It is the point and purpose of many of the leading religions of today to spread their beliefs to as many as possible for several reasons, most likely the primary reason being "conversion in order to save one's soul. Christianity in particular includes the Great Commission found in Matthew chapter 28, verse And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.Many religions believe, Christianity included, that it is the duty of all members to tell all of the world's inhabitants about the message of their particular dogma.
What motivated European people to spread Christianity while colonizing new territories? Update Cancel. Answer Wiki. 6 Answers. Juan Perrito, the indoctrination of the homeland’s religion (Christianity because most countries (the British Empire, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal) with major colonies were Protestants or Catholics) .
By:Sami Cohen The Spanish and Portuguese influence on Latin America Did you know? The Portuguese and Spanish strongly influenced the languages of Latin America: positively influenced the religions, and today the languages and religions are widely separated between Latin America.
Enlisted PPME Block 5: Western Hemisphere. STUDY. PLAY. The _____ religion was a legacy of Spanish and Portuguese colonization in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries and is the predominant religion of the mainland countries of Latin America.
Roman Catholic. This map, known as the Cantino World Map, depicts the cartographer’s interpretation of the world in light of recent discoveries.
The map shows areas of Portuguese and Spanish exploration, the two nations’ claims under the Treaty of Tordesillas, and a variety of flora, fauna, figures, and structures. The most distinct dialect is Mexican Spanish, spoken by a fifth of all Spanish speakers and the close langauages to Spanish are Asturian, Aragonese, Galician, Ladino, Leonese, Mirandese and Portuguese.