For many seventeenth-century explorers and settlers arriving in the “New World,” new and exciting opportunities arose not only for building new lives for themselves, but also to spread their Christian faith. John Eliot, a Puritan missionary from Widford, Hertfordshire, England, engaged in conversion efforts among the Amerindians of New England, employing "missiological methodology," or proselytizing the natives while simultaneously subjugating them to European cultural norms. His work, while mixed in its effects, anticipated many aspects of modern missionary movements.
"John Eliot: A Successful Application of Missiological Methodology,"
Bound Away: The Liberty Journal of History: Vol. 4
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/ljh/vol4/iss1/4