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Words & worlds turned around : indigenous Christianities in colonial Latin America / edited by David Tavárez ; with a foreword by William B. Taylor.

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Boulder, Colorado : University Press of Colorado, [2017]
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xvi, 329 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Other Title:
Words and worlds turned around
Indigenous Christianities in colonial Latin America
Subjects:
Catholic Church -- Latin America -- History.
Catholic Church.
Indigenous peoples -- Languages.
Indigenous peoples -- Religious life -- Latin America.
Latin America -- History -- To 1830.
Latin America -- Church history.
Syncretism (Religion) -- Latin America.
Christianity and other religions.
Indians of South America -- Religion.
Indians of Mexico -- Religion.
Indigenous peoples -- Latin America -- Languages.
Spanish language -- Religious aspects.
Syncretism (Religion).
Latin America.
Form/Genre:
Church history.
History.
Summary:
"A sophisticated, state-of-the-art approach to the embrace of Christianity by indigenous societies, that reveals the manifold transformations of Christian discourses in the colonial Americas. Surveying how Christian messages were rendered in indigenous languages, the book explores what was gained, transformed, or left behind in these translations"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction / Louise M. Burkhart
First Contacts, First Inventions. 1. Performing the Zaachila word : the Dominican invention of Zapotec Christianity / David Tavárez
2. Toward a deconstruction of the notion of Nahua "confession" / Julia Madajczak
3. Precontact indigenous concepts in Christian translations : the terminology of sin and confession in early colonial Quechua texts / Gregory Haimovich
4. A sixteenth-century priest's field notes among the highland Maya : proto-Theologia as Vade Mecum / Garry Sparks and Frauke Sachse
Indigenous Agency and Reception Strategies. 5. International collaborations in translation : the European promise of militant Christianity for the Tupinambá of Portuguese America, 1550s-1612 / M. Kittiya Lee
6. The Nahua story of Judas : indigenous agency and loci of meaning / Justyna Olko
7. A Nahua Christian talks back : Fabián de Aquino's antichrist dramas as autoethnography / Ben Leeming
Transformations, Appropriations, and Dialogues. 8. Sin, shame, and sexuality : Franciscan obsessions and Maya humor in the Calepino de Motul Dictionary, 1573-1588 / John F. Chuchiak, IV
9. To make Christianity fit : the process of Christianization from an Andean perspective / Claudia Brosseder
10. Predictions and portents of doomsday in European, Nahuatl, and Maya texts / Mark Z. Christensen
Contemporary Nahua Christianities. 11. The value of El Costumbre and Christianity in the discourse of Nahua : catechists from the Huasteca region in Veracruz, Mexico, 1970s-2010s / Abelardo de la Cruz
Conclusions / David Tavárez.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Tavárez, David Eduardo, editor.
Taylor, William B., writer of foreword.
ISBN:
9781607326830
1607326833
9781607326847
1607326841
OCLC:
984743107