Colonial Saints: Discovering the Holy in the Americas 1500-1800 / Edition 1

Colonial Saints: Discovering the Holy in the Americas 1500-1800 / Edition 1

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by Allan Greer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415934958

ISBN-13: 9780415934954

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

From the cult of Saint Anne to the devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe, from Saint Anthony who competed with Christ for popularity in Brazil, to Jesuits who mixed freely with shamans that talked with the gods, this exciting new anthology examines the conversion of the colonized. The essays examine how New World spirits transformed into Old World saints - for

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From the cult of Saint Anne to the devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe, from Saint Anthony who competed with Christ for popularity in Brazil, to Jesuits who mixed freely with shamans that talked with the gods, this exciting new anthology examines the conversion of the colonized. The essays examine how New World spirits transformed into Old World saints - for example, the spirit of love transfigured into the Virgin Mary - as well as the implications of the canonization of the first American saint. Colonial Saints illustrates the complex and intimate connections among confessional life writing, canonization, and the practices of the Inquisition. There was a dynamic exchange involving local agendas, the courts in Spain and France, and, of course, Rome. This bold collection clearly shows the interplay between slavery and spirituality, conversion and control, and the links between the sacred and the political.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415934954
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
1St. Anne Imagery and Maternal Archetypes in Spain and Mexico3
2Querying the Spirit: The Rules of the Haitian Lwa31
3Diego de Ocana's Hagiography of New and Renewed Devotion in Colonial Peru51
4Old Bones and Beautiful Words: The Spiritual Contestation between Shaman and Jesuit in the Guarani Missions77
5St. Anthony in Portuguese America: Saint of the Restoration99
6Francisco Losa and Gregorio Lopez: Spiritual Friendship and Identity Formation on the New Spain Frontier115
7In the Shadow of the Cloister: Representations of Female Holiness in New France129
8Isaac Jogues: From Martyrdom to Sainthood153
9Martyred by the Saints: Quaker Executions in Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts169
10St. Palafox: Metaphorical Images of Disputed Sainthood193
11Writing a Relic: The Uses of Hagiography in New France211
12Iroquois Virgin: The Story of Catherine Tekakwitha in New France and New Spain235
13"Redeemer of America": Rosa de Lima (1586-1617), the Dynamics of Identity, and Canonization251
14Mexico's Virgin of Guadalupe in the Seventeenth Century: Hagiography and Beyond277
Select Bibliography299
Contributors305

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