Religion

Allies at Odds

The Andean Church and Its Indigenous Agents, 1583-1671
By John Charles

Explores the vital, often conflictive role indigenous agents played in the creation of Andean Christian society.

Golden States of Grace

Prayers of the Disinherited
Photographs by Rick Nahmias

Taking California as a window into the diversity of religion in America, Golden States of Grace documents marginalized communities at prayer in their own faith traditions.

Untold Sisters

Hispanic Nuns in Their Own Works
Revised Edition
By Electa ArenalStacey Schlau
Translated by Amanda Powell

In this revised edition of the first introduction to Hispanic convent culture published in the United States, the authors present the works of nuns going back to the sixteenth century.

The Very Nature of God

Baroque Catholicism and Religious Reform in Bourbon Mexico City
By Brian Larkin

Using wills and other testaments of faith, Larkin examines the complex efforts by secular and religious authorities to reform religious practice during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Crossing Borders with the Santo Niño de Atocha

By Juan Pescador

In this thoroughly researched work, Juan Javier Pescador traces the history of popular devotion to the Santo Niño de Atocha, one of the the most prominent religious figures for households between Zacatecas, Mexico, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Hearing the Mermaid's Song

The Umbanda Religion in Rio de Janeiro
By Lindsay Hale

Based on personal experience as a participant and observer over nearly a decade, Hale explores the unique spiritual beliefs of this Afro-Brazilian religion that originated in Rio de Janeiro in the early twentieth century.

Religion as Art

Guadalupe, Orishas, and Sufi
Edited by Steven Loza

These essays explore the relationship between religious practice and the arts in three different world cultures.

Subjects: ArtReligion

The Black Madonna in Latin America and Europe

Tradition and Transformation
By Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba

This richly illustrated study examines how the Black Madonna has become a symbol of national identity, resistance against oppression, and empowerment for the female populations of such diverse cultures as Poland and Cuba.

Sacred Spaces and Religious Traditions in Oriente Cuba

By Jualynne E. Dodson

Dodson examines the history of traditional religious practices in the Oriente region of contemporary Cuba.

Creek Indian Medicine Ways

The Enduring Power of Mvskoke Religion
By David Lewis, Jr.Ann T. Jordan

In Creek Indian Medicine Ways, Jordan traces the written accounts of Mvskoke religion from the eighteenth century to the present in order to historically contextualize Lewis's story and knowledge. This book is a collaboration between anthropologist and medicine man that provides a rare glimpse of a living religious tradition and its origins.

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