Religion

Pious Imperialism

Spanish Rule and the Cult of Saints in Mexico City
By Cornelius Conover

This book analyzes Spanish rule and Catholic practice from the consolidation of Spanish control in the Americas in the sixteenth century to the loss of these colonies in the nineteenth century by following the life and afterlife of an accidental martyr, San Felipe de Jésus.

The Latino Christ in Art, Literature, and Liberation Theology

By Michael R. Candelaria

This exploration of Iberian, Latin American, and US-Hispanic representations of Christ focuses on outliers in art, literature, and theology: Spanish painter Salvador Dalí, Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco, Argentine writer Jorge Borges, Spanish existentialist Miguel de Unamuno, Brazilian theologian Leonardo Boff, and Mexican philosopher José Vasconcelos.

Image to Insight

The Art of William Hart McNichols
By John D. DadoskyWilliam Hart McNichols

This book comprises a selection of William Hart McNichols's popular icons and sacred images.

Subjects: ArtReligion

Sisters in Blue/Hermanas de azul

Sor María de Ágreda Comes to New Mexico/ Sor María de Ágreda viene a Nuevo México
By Anna M. NogarEnrique R. Lamadrid
Illustrations by Amy Córdova

Sisters in Blue tells the story of two young women—one Spanish, one Puebloan—meeting across space and time.

Muslim Youth and the 9/11 Generation

Edited by Adeline MasquelierBenjamin F. Soares

The contributors to this volume—who draw from a variety of disciplines—show how the study of Muslim youth at this particular historical juncture is relevant to thinking about the anthropology of youth, the anthropology of Islamic and Muslim societies, and the post-9/11 world more generally.

Middle of Nowhere

Religion, Art, and Pop Culture at Salvation Mountain
By Sara M. Patterson

In Middle of Nowhere Sara M. Patterson argues that Leonard Knight was a spiritual descendant of the early Christian desert ascetics who escaped to the desert in order to experience God more fully.

In This Body

Kaqchikel Maya and the Grounding of Spirit
By Servando Z. Hinojosa

This account of life in one highland Maya community shows how, among Kaqchikels, spirit expresses itself fundamentally through the body, and not as something entirely separate from the body.

Just South of Zion

The Mormons in Mexico and Its Borderlands
Edited by Jason H. DormadyJared M. Tamez

Just South of Zion assembles new scholarship on the first century of Mormon history in Mexico, from 1847 to 1947.

Religion in New Spain

Edited by Susan SchroederStafford Poole

This extensive study examines the variety of religious practice and tradition that developed from the confluence of the numerous beliefs and cultures in the northern colonies of New Spain.

Spiritual Currency in Northeast Brazil

By Lindsey King

This book examines the spiritual community of the followers of St. Francis of Wounds in the town of Canindé in northeast Brazil.

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