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Role Of Religion In Christopher Columbus

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The role of religion in Christopher Columbus played a very important role in his belief of a divine order and the discovery of the new worlds. This can be identified in his letter to Louis de Santangel regarding his first voyage. The very first line of his letter Columbus states, “As I know that you will be pleased at the great victory with which Our Lord and savior has crowned my voyage.” Then as his letter progresses it describes the many discovers including land, animals, plants and the natives who he says,” They do not hold any creed nor are they idolaters: but they all believe that power and good are in the heavens and they are firmly convinced that I, with these ships and men came from the heavens.” With his religious belief that a
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