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United States of America
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1. Christian Churches

1.1. Indian Churches

The story of Christianity in the United States of America should begin with reference to the conversion of Native Americans, long called Indians. Most of the conquerors and settlers claimed to have interest in converting the Indians by baptizing them and leading them to faith (Mission). However, a combination of several factors kept the Indians from being receptive to attempts at co…

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Marty, Martin E., “United States of America”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 21 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_U.21>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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