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“Christ Appeared”: Material Religion and the Conquest of Mexico

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1543 the Cristo Aparecido appeared to the Spanish missionary friar, Antonio Roa, and to the community of newly converted indigenous Christians of the pueblo of Totolapan (in modern-day Morelos, ... More


Performance and Penance: The Cristo and Christian Evangelization in New Spain

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In the sixteenth century, the Spanish missionary friar, Antonio Roa, employed the Cristo Aparecido as an instrument for the conversion and evangelization of the indigenous Christians of Morelos, ... More


Return of the Cultural Hero

Frank Graziano

in The Millennial New World

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195124323
eISBN:
9780199784561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195124324.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter studies how the death of heroes is undone in myths through resurrection, reconstitution, reawakening, mistaken or assumed identity, exile or hiding, ascension into heaven, mysterious ... More


Human Sacrifice and Two Imaginative Worlds, Aztec and Christian: Finding God in Evil

David Brown

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers the human sacrifices of the Aztecs from a Christian theological point of view. The question then is what such cultural practice can tell us about the relationship between God’s ... More


Tonantzin-Guadalupe: The Meeting of Aztec and Christian Female Symbols in Mexico

Rosemary Radford Ruether

in Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231467
eISBN:
9780520940413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231467.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines how female symbols of the divine played out in the violent encounter between the Aztecs and their Spanish conquerors in Mexico in the sixteenth century. Spain sought to repress ... More


The Aztec Sacrificial Complex

Laura Rival

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes and interprets Aztec human sacrifice from an anthropological perspective. It outlines the historical and cultural context as well as the various types of human sacrifice ... More


Flower and Song: A Comparative Study on Teotlizing in Aztec Theology and Karl Rahner’s View of Divine Self-Disclosure

Elaine Padilla

in Comparing Faithfully: Insights for Systematic Theological Reflection

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274666
eISBN:
9780823274710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274666.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This comparative chapter by Elaine Padilla offers a model of divine creativity by which the cosmos continuously emanates from within God. It draws from the Aztec concept of teotlizing, or the process ... More


Introduction

Roberto Ramón Lint Sagarena

in Aztlán and Arcadia: Religion, Ethnicity, and the Creation of Place

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740606
eISBN:
9781479854905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740606.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the role of religion in the creation of Arcadian and indigenist historical mythologies in the formation of Southern California following the Mexican–American War. Using an ... More


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