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Caribbean Religious HistoryAn Introduction$
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Ennis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814722343

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814722343.001.0001

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For God and Nation

For God and Nation

Protestantism in the Colonial Caribbean

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(p.65) 4 For God and Nation
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Caribbean Religious History
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Ennis B. Edmonds

Michelle A. Gonzalez

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814722343.003.0004

This chapter focuses on Protestantism in the Caribbean from the beginning of the northern European challenge to the Spanish monopoly in the region. When the Protestant nations of Great Britain and the Netherlands established colonies in the Caribbean, they also brought with them their national churches. In this, they were operating with the prevailing conviction that church and state should work together in concert for the common good of the society. Given the official support that they enjoyed, the Church of England and the Dutch Reformed Church were certainly the dominant religious institutions during the colonial era. However, the evolving religious pluralism in Europe increasingly appeared in the colonies, as well. The economic and defense needs of the colonies led to the settlement of people from nonconforming religious groups.

Keywords:   Caribbean religion, Protestantism, English, Dutch, Christianity, Church of England, Dutch Reformed Church, Nonconformists

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