SYMPOSIUM “Christian missions in Asia and Africa (16th-19th centuries): between imperialism and inculturation”


• Dr. José Antonio Cervera Jiménez, The College of Mexico,
• Dr. Ricardo E. Martínez Esquivel, University of Costa Rica,

As we know well in Latin America, Christian missions were an important part of European colonization. The strategies in the different countries and continents were very varied. Jesuit, mendicants, or even non-Catholics missionaries, imagined evangelization in different ways and developed very different strategies, sometimes totally linked to colonial power and sometimes adjusting to indigenous culture. In this symposium we will try to rethink, from Latin America, the missions of the modern world in Asia and Africa, to better understand the processes of globalization and acculturation that, for several centuries, are being carried out throughout the world.