This volume deals with the world of women in Mesoamerica, discussing particularly the religious and ritual aspects of gender. As its sources, it uses colonial documents of the contact period with European cultures, testimonies of the subjugated indigenous during the colonial period , as well as contemporary ethnographic studies The book starts with an analysis of healing rituals in contemporary Mexico , focusing on the "refunctionalization" of ancient beliefs and practices.From there it moves spiral-like between pre-hispanic and colonial pasts and diverse presents. The section on "orality" is a methodological proposal for the study of indigenous religious traditions.The book is illustrated with reproductions of ancient codices.
Taken from the Lips: Gender and Eros in Mesoamerican Religions
by Hans-Jürgen Prien (Prof. em at Universität zu Köln). Translated by Stephen Buckwalter.
Christianity in Latin America provides a complete overview of over 500 years of the history of Christianity in the ‘New World’. The inclusion of German research in this book is an important asset to the Anglo-American research area, in disclosing information that was hitherto not available in ...
by Martin Lindhardt
In this study of a Pentecostal denomination in urban Chile Martin Lindhardt steps back from classical instrumentalist explanations of Pentecostal growth in Latin America and offers a comprehensive analysis of the ritual and quotidian practices through which adherents live their religiosity on an ...
Edited by Jason Zuidema
Although French-speaking Canadians have largely been Roman Catholic, there has been a small, but significant Protestant minority among them. This collection of essays brings together the work of leading scholars in the field to bring historical perspective on this often misunderstood or ...
Edited by Michael Wilkinson and Peter Althouse
This book raises important questions about the origins of Pentecostalism including the role of Azusa, missionaries, women, and the controversy surrounding Oneness Pentecostalism and the Latter Rain revival. The Canadian story highlights important developments that illustrate the transnational ...
With reception history methodology this book presents the development of Latin American Evangelical Theology in the 1970s from the perspective of the participants both from North America and Latin America.
Referring to U.S. Evangelicalism and Neo-Pentecostalism, this book presents a comprehensive historical description of the movement and concept of Spiritual Mapping, with special attention to theological and anthropological concepts. The result is a facinating picture of modern Christian Americanism.
Lorenzo Cañás Bottos
This volume examines the Old Colony Mennonites’ historical processes of transformation through the concept of ‘the imagination of the future’. It casts a fresh perspective on a much misunderstood group by focusing on their contribution to state consolidation, conflict, schisms, conversion and ...
Calvin L. Smith
This book explores Protestant-Sandinista relations in revolutionary Nicaragua, demonstrating how and why most Protestants vigorously opposed the revolution, tracing Sandinista irritation with Pentecostal belief and practice, and identifying how brutal Sandinista repression of Pentecostals led ...
Edwin I. Hernández, Milagros Peña, Kenneth G. Davis and Elizabeth Station
In this pioneering collection of essays, experts from various disciplines examine the remarkable contribution of Hispanic churches to U.S. society and the common challenges church leaders face in serving the country’s growing Latino population.
Education is Latinos' number one concern. This volume offers an analysis of why many are underachieving, while pointing to the role of religion in helping Latinos improve their academic outlook. Parents, researchers and practitioners will benefit from understanding the importance of religion in ...
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