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Vicarious Atonement

Frank Graziano

in Wounds of Love: The Mystical Marriage of Saint Rose of Lima

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195136401
eISBN:
9780199835164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136403.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Discusses how Rose of Lima, on the model of Christ, offered herself as a sacrificial victim to expiate the sins of natives, Spaniards, and Creoles in the New World. Rose of Lima’s patronage is ... More


The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden: Volume I: Liber Caelestis, Books I–III

Bridget Morris (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195166446
eISBN:
9780199785049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166442.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

St. Birgitta of Sweden (1303-1373, canonized 1391) was one of the most charismatic and influential female visionaries of the later Middle Ages. Altogether, she received some 700 revelations, dealing ... More


Republics Protected by God

Maurizio Viroli

in As If God Existed: Religion and Liberty in the History of Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142357
eISBN:
9781400845514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142357.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the religious dimension of communes that emerged in northern and central Italy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. The assemblies of citizens that gave birth to the ... More


Religion and the Community

in The Life Within: Local Indigenous Society in Mexico's Toluca Valley, 1650–1800

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781374
eISBN:
9780804784993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781374.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter deals with the worship of patron saints and other nonhousehold saints, confraternities, ritual kinship, and funerals, all aspects of religion that, although often starting in the house, ... More


Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint

R. Andrew Chesnut

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199764662
eISBN:
9780199932535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764662.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book offers a fascinating portrayal of Santa Muerte, a skeleton saint whose cult has attracted millions of devotees over the past decade. Although condemned by mainstream churches, this folk ... More


I Body Enshrined: The Bones of Mawlay Idrīs

Scott Kugle

in Sufis & Saints' Bodies: Mysticism, Corporeality, and Sacred Power in Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830819
eISBN:
9781469602684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872772_kugle.8
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyzes a tomb shrine built over the long-dead but still-present body of the patron saint of Fās (the city of Fes, or Fez, Morocco) in the late fifteenth century (the beginning of the ... More


Living Crosses

Leah Sarat

in Fire in the Canyon: Religion, Migration, and the Mexican Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759370
eISBN:
9780814724675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759370.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines religious and material change in El Alberto from Catholic perspectives. More specifically, it considers the transformation of El Alberto's patron saint festival and the ... More


Guadalupe in New York: Devotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights among Mexican Immigrants

Alyshia Galvez

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732144
eISBN:
9780814733134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732144.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Every December 12, thousands of Mexican immigrants gather for the mass at New York City's St. Patrick's Cathedral in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe's feast day. They kiss images of the Virgin, wait ... More


The Twentieth-Century Joseph

William John Lyons

in Joseph of Arimathea: A Study in Reception History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199695911
eISBN:
9780191773754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695911.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines Joseph's appearances in wider twentieth- and twenty-first-century Western culture. These include his place in church-related institutions and practices, including his role as a ... More


Skating before Figures

James R. Hines

in Figure Skating in the Formative Years: Singles, Pairs, and the Expanding Role of Women

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039065
eISBN:
9780252097041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039065.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Today, skating on artificial ice in indoor rinks is a year-round recreational activity enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities as well as a sport both amateur and professional that enjoys ... More


Imagining Communities

Judith Pollmann

in Memory in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198797555
eISBN:
9780191838996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797555.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Scholars of nationalism have argued that any national consciousness before 1800 was the province of small elites, who had little interest in engaging subjects in a national project, and lacked the ... More


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