Religious Culture In Modern Mexico

Religious Culture In Modern Mexico

by Martin Austin Nesvig
     
 

This nuanced book considers the role of religion and religiosity in modern Mexico, breaking new ground with an emphasis on popular religion and its relationship to politics. The contributors highlight the multifaceted role of religion, illuminating the ways that religion and religious devotion have persisted and changed since Mexican independence. Focusing on… See more details below

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This nuanced book considers the role of religion and religiosity in modern Mexico, breaking new ground with an emphasis on popular religion and its relationship to politics. The contributors highlight the multifaceted role of religion, illuminating the ways that religion and religious devotion have persisted and changed since Mexican independence. Focusing on individual stories and vignettes and on local elements of religion, the contributors show that despite efforts to secularize society, religion continues to be a strong component of Mexican culture. Portraying the complexity of religiosity in Mexico in the context of an increasingly secular state, this book will be invaluable for all those interested in Latin American history and religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742537477
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
Jaguar Books on Latin America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
0.61(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Miserables and Citizens: Indians, Legal Pluralism, and Religious Practice in Early Republican Mexico Chapter 3 "Para formar el corazón religioso de los jóvenes": Processes of Change in Collective Religiosity in Nineteenth-Century Oaxaca Chapter 4 Mexican Laywomen Spearhead a Catholic Revival: The Ladies of Charity, 1863-1910 Chapter 5 Liberal Religion: The Schism of 1861 Chapter 6 Priests and Caudillos in the Novel of the Mexican Nation Chapter 7 "A New Political Religious Order": Church, State, and Workers in Porfirian Mexico Chapter 8 Rights, Rule, and Religion: Old Colony Mennonites and Mexico's Transition to the Free Market, 1920-2000 Chapter 9 Visions of Women: Revelation, Gender, and Catholic Resurgence Chapter 10 Juan Soldado: The Popular Canonization of a Confessed Rapist-Murderer Chapter 11 Religion and the Mexican Revolution: Toward a New Historiography

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