Aztec Goddesses And Christian Madonnas

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Aztec Goddesses And Christian Madonnas

Author : Joseph Kroger
ISBN : 9781351956116
Genre : Religion
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The face of the divine feminine can be found everywhere in Mexico. One of the most striking features of Mexican religious life is the prevalence of images of the Virgin Mother of God. This is partly because the divine feminine played such a prominent role in pre-Hispanic Mexican religion. Goddess images were central to the devotional life of the Aztecs, especially peasants and those living in villages outside the central city of Tenochtitlan (present day Mexico City). In these rural communities fertility and fecundity, more than war rituals and sacrificial tribute, were the main focus of cultic activity. Both Aztec goddesses and the Christian Madonnas who replaced them were associated, and sometimes identified, with nature and the environment: the earth, water, trees and other sources of creativity and vitality. This book uncovers the myths and images of 22 Aztec Goddesses and 28 Christian Madonnas of Mexico. Their rich and symbolic meaning is revealed by placing them in the context of the religious worldviews in which they appear and by situating them within the devotional life of the faithful for whom they function as powerful mediators of divine grace and terror.
Category: Religion

The Sacralization Of Space And Behavior In The Early Modern World

Author : Dr Jennifer DeSilva
ISBN : 9781472418265
Genre : History
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This book explores individual and community involvement in the approbation, reconfiguration and regulation of early modern sacred spaces and the behavior (both animal and human) within them. Based on new archival research, chapters examine diverse aspects of the campaigns to transform Christian behavior within a variety of types of sacred space and through a spectrum of media. Essays give voice to the arguments and accusations that surrounded the activities taking place in sacred space and reveal much about how people made sense of these transformations.
Category: History

Place Meaning And Attachment

Author : Dak Kopec
ISBN : 9781000038729
Genre : Architecture
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Revolutions have gripped many countries, leading to the destruction of buildings, places, and artifacts; climate change is threatening the ancestral homes of many, the increasingly uneven distribution of resources has made the poor vulnerable to the coercive efforts by the rich, and social uncertainty has led to the romanticizing of the past. Humanity is resilient, but we have a fundamental need for attachment to places, buildings, and objects. This edited volume will explore the different meanings and forms of place attachment and meaning based on our histories and conceptualization of material artifacts. Each chapter examines a varied relationship between a given society and the meaning formed through myth, symbols, and ideologies manifested through diverse forms of material artifacts. Topics of consideration examine place attachment at many scales including at the level of the artifact, human being, building, urban context, and region. We need a better understanding of human relationships to the past, our attachments to the events and places, and to the external influences on our attachments. This understanding will allow for better preservation methods pertaining to important places and buildings, and enhanced social wellbeing for all groups of people. Covering a broad range of international perspectives on place meaning from the United States to Europe, Asia to Russia, and Africa to Australia, this book is an essential read for students, academics, and professionals alike.
Category: Architecture

New Frontiers In Guadalupan Studies

Author : Virgilio Elizondo
ISBN : 9781625642080
Genre : Religion
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Historical writings on Our Lady of Guadalupe, the most revered sacred figure indigenous to the western hemisphere, have tended to focus on the sixteenth-century origins of her cult. But recent publications have increasingly extended Guadalupan studies beyond the origin debates to analyses of the subsequent evolution and immense influence of the Guadalupe tradition. New Frontiers in Guadalupan Studies significantly enhances this growing body of literature with insightful essays on topics that span the early stages of Guadalupan devotion to the milestone of Pope Benedict XIV establishing an official liturgical feast for Guadalupe in 1754. The volume also breaks new ground in theological analyses of Guadalupe, which comprise an ongoing effort to articulate a Christian response to one of the most momentous events of Christianity's second millennium: the conquest, evangelization, and struggles for life, dignity, and self-determination of the peoples of the Americas.
Category: Religion

The Language Of Diversity

Author : Trevor Grizzle
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131722063
Genre : Political Science
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The Language of Diversity is an orchestrated effort of twenty-eight contributing authors, an editor, and three co-editors across the United States and Canada, and the stellar list includes bestselling authors, scholars, academicians, businessmen, theologians, and healthcare providers. Steeped in the Christian worldview, the twenty-five essays are sectioned off into three areas. Section One is comprised of seven essays, which focus on topics that bridge the gap among racial, cultural, and religious differences in an effort to bring about a greater awareness of human diversity and civil charity. The five essays in Section Two examine interfaith relations among Christians, Muslims, and Mormons respectively. The selections provide a serious examination of the tenets of these faiths and pose many challenges among diverse faith-goers. Section Three entails thirteen essays that challenge readers to stretch behind the comforts of their boundaries to probe topics such as education and race; gender and hiring practices in higher education; the Christian church and race relations; implementation of a nursing practicum with a culturally-diverse perspective; a campaign to train credible business leaders in a global culture; etc.
Category: Political Science

Santos And Saints

Author : Thomas J. Steele
ISBN : UOM:39015034203789
Genre : Religion
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A revised version of the classic guide to the religious folk art of New Mexico analyzes the pictures and statues of saints in New Mexico employing disciplines of formal criticism, theology, sociology, and psychology.
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ISBN : UTEXAS:059173015234917
Genre : Art, Latin American
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Contemporary Chicana And Chicano Art

Author : Gary D. Keller
ISBN : 1931010099
Genre : Mexican American art
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"Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art" brings into sharp focus the rich diversity of an art movement that is now achieving full recognition in the art community at large. These two volumes encapsulate the lives and careers of nearly two hundred artists -- from such established masters as Luise Jiménez and Yolanda López to emerging new talents Xóchitl Cristina Gil and Vincent Valdez -- and presents representative samples of their work, faithfully reproduced in color. The full range of visual arts is established here, iwth more than six hundred individual works -- paintings, sculptures, installation, serigraphs, lithographs, photographs, digital works; some works traditional, others boldly controversial. Separate commentary helps to evaluate the work of each artist and to place it in the context of the movement. Additional thematic sections are included, illustrating Chicana/Chicano artists' explorations of subjects from the barrio to the border, from lowriders to El Día de los Muertos. -- From publisher's description.
Category: Mexican American art

Current History

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ISBN : UCLA:31158005913362
Genre : History
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Great Religions Of The World

Author : National Geographic Book Service
ISBN : PSU:000028275428
Genre : Religions
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Cultural Anthropology

Author : Raymond Scupin
ISBN : 0130979546
Genre : Social Science
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This book serves as a useful introduction of cultural anthropology by integrating ethnographic material from around the world. By drawing upon classic and recent research in the field, it reflects current state-of-the-art understandings of social and cultural changes based on the interrelationships among different societies. The book demonstrates the diversity of different societies and cultural patterns, yet at the same time reveals similarities in humans everywhere. A six-part organization covers: basic concepts in anthropology, basic concepts of culture and society, prestate societies, state societies, consequences of globalization, and anthropology and the global future. For individuals interested in assessing anthropological explanations to better understand humanity.
Category: Social Science