Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



This item is printed to order. Items which are printed to order are normally despatched and charged within 5-10 days.

Published: 24 August 2017

344 Pages


ISBN: 9780190678302

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (AJ)

The Americas' First Theologies

Early Sources of Post-Contact Indigenous Religion

Edited and translated by Garry Sparks, Foreword by Robert M. Carmack, With Sergio Romero, and Frauke Sachse

AAR Religion in Translation

  • Provides English translations of some of the earliest post-contact religious texts for the first time
  • Includes selections from the first original Christian theology written in the Americas and early indigenous texts written for the Maya that were influenced by this early theological treatise
  • Demonstrates the extent to which some early missionaries appropriated indigenous culture to foster conversion to Christianity