Volume 4, issue 2 of the Journal of Early Modern Christianity (De Gruyter) deals with the topic of early modern theologies of race in the age of European expansion.
Contributors individually engage the broad question of how attributes of biological difference were constructed in theological terms. In other words, they explore the intersectionality of theology and rac e as a category for the construction of anthropological difference.
Introduction: Race as a Category of Anthropological Difference in the Formative Stage of Peripheral Catholicism
From Neophyte to Non-White: Moral Theology and Race Mixture in Colonial Brazil 167 Hitomi Omata Rappo How to Make “Colored” Japanese Counter-Reformation Saints – A Study of an Iconographic Anomaly
Human Sacrifice: Religious Act or Vicious Desire? Testing the Limits of Tolerance with Vitoria and Las Casas
Moreno Gregorio López (1617–1691): The first Chinese Bishop 263 Noemí Martín Santo Japanese Christian Women through the Eyes of a Seventeenth Century Spanish Merchant
Noemí Martín Santo
Japanese Christian Women through the Eyes of a Seventeenth Century Spanish Merchant