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St. Martín de Porres: The Little Stories and the Semiotics of Culture (Faith and Culture Series)
     

St. Martín de Porres: The Little Stories and the Semiotics of Culture (Faith and Culture Series)

by Alex García-Rivera, Robert J. Schreiter (Introduction), Virgil Elizondo (Foreword by)
 

The "little stories" and the traditions that grew up around Saint Mart�n de Porres of Peru are fascinating and every bit as charming as the stories told of St. Francis of Assisi. But as Garc�a-Rivera shows, these deceptively simple stories reveal much more. For the first time, Garc�a-Rivera "unpacks" these stories, using the semiotic method and insights garnered

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The "little stories" and the traditions that grew up around Saint Mart�n de Porres of Peru are fascinating and every bit as charming as the stories told of St. Francis of Assisi. But as Garc�a-Rivera shows, these deceptively simple stories reveal much more. For the first time, Garc�a-Rivera "unpacks" these stories, using the semiotic method and insights garnered from the works of Robert Schreiter, Eugene Genovese, and Antonio Gramsci.

To build this method of theological reflection, Garc�a-Rivera addresses such questions as does an "authentic" Latin American theology exist? If it exists where and how can it be expounded? What does Saint Mart�n de Porres Beatification Pprocess tell us? How do the "little stories" reflect and extend the great theological debate of Valladolid in 1550, with Bartolom� de las Casas and Juan Gines de Sepulveda arguing whether the Indians were even human beings?

In retelling these stories, and in using the semiotics of culture to explore them in depth, Garc�a-Rivera provides rich and astonishing insights into the power of the "little story," told and retold by ordinary folk that make possible, as he says, "the Big Story" of universal principles of human reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780883440339
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Series:
Faith and Culture Series
Pages:
142
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.33(d)

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