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Tongues of fire : language and evangelization in Colonial Mexico / Nancy Farriss.

Author/Creator:
Farriss, Nancy M. (Nancy Marguerite), 1938- author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
xxi, 409 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Language in missionary work -- Mexico -- Oaxaca (State) -- History.
Language and culture -- Mexico -- Oaxaca (State) -- History.
Language and languages -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History.
Intercultural communication -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History.
Intercultural communication -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Language and culture.
Language and languages -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Language in missionary work.
Mexico -- Oaxaca (State).
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"Language contact and translation in the evangelization of Mexico, with a focus on the ethnically and linguistically diverse region of Oaxaca. Major themes are the challenge of cultural difference in translating the Christian message and the role of the indigenous elites in shaping that message and its reception"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Signs and gestures
Interpreters
Confusion of tongues
Language barriers under siege
Speaking the word of God
Catechists and catechism
The word of God
The problem of meaning
Adoptions and adaptations
The art of persuasion
Continuity and convergence.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780190884109
019088410X
9780190884116
9780190884123
9780190884130
OCLC:
1043305484
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