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To Sin No More: Franciscans and Conversion in the Hispanic World, 1683-1830

David Rex Galindo


For 300 years, Franciscans were at the forefront of the spread of Catholicism in the New World. In the late seventeenth century, Franciscans developed a far-reaching, systematic missionary program in Spain and the Americas. After founding the first college of propaganda fide in the Mexican city of Querétaro, the Franciscan Order established six additional colleges in New Spain, ten in South America, and twelve in Spain. From these colleges Franciscans proselytized Native Americans in frontier territories as well as Catholics in rural and urban areas in eighteenth-century Spain and Spanish Amer ... More

Keywords: missionary program, Franciscan Order, Catholicism, New World, non-Catholics, Spanish Atlantic world, Franciscan missionaries, Franciscans, Native Americans, Franciscan colleges

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781503603264
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503603264.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Rex Galindo, author
Max Planck Institute for European Legal History