Monday, June 19, 2006

Module 4: Reading Assignment 5

John Donne

John Donne was important because he refused to accept the way in which colonization of America was run. The goal of colonization, according to the Virginia Company, was to make a profit. Donne believed this was wrong. He wrote about how Jesus encouraged colonization in the Bible to the Apostles for the sake of saving souls. Donne believed that colonization should reflect Anglican values. He thought the good Christian people in England would be in a uproar knowing money was more important to the Virginia Company than the souls of men.


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