Servants of God and Masters of Men?
The Story of Capuchin Mission in Amazonia

Bonilla, Victor Daniel
Publisher:  Penguin Books, United Kingdom
Year Published:  1972  
Pages:  304pp  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX15814

Bonilla traces the history of a Columbian Indian tribe facing a Catholic missionary community, but see much larger implications in the subject matter: "the everlasting story of the West against the Indian."


Table of Contents

Note to the Reader

A Prefatory Note

Part One: Pax Hispanica - Paxindia (1536-1906)
1. Two Races Meet on the Road to El Dorado
2. Three Centuries Safe from the West
3. The Indians Protected by Church and State

Part Two: The New Crusade (1906-30)
4. The Start of the White Invasion
5. Powers, Programme and Methods of a Catalan Crusader
6. An Open Road and White Barbarism
7. Fray Fidel Makes His Own Laws and Steals a Valley
8. The Great Crusader Sends a General Packing
9. Indian Culture and Christian Acculturization
10. The Critical Year
11. Theory and Practice of Missionary Colonialism
12. Evangelization in Upper Amazonia
13. Apotheosis and End of a Reign

Part Three: A State Within a State (1930-70)
14. The 'Agrarian Reform' of the Capuchins
15. Belated Fruits of Roman Imperialism
16. Confrontations
17. Seventy Years on

Appendix 1: Division of Land Ownership (1966)

Appendix 2: The Testament of Carlos Tamoabioy