Religion

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.

Mormonism Unveiled

The Life and Confession of John D. Lee and the Complete Life of Brigham Young
By John Lee

A reprint of John Doyle Lee's 1891 autobiography, this edition includes the story of Brigham Young, early Mormonism, and the Mountain Meadows massacre.

The Ancient Spirituality of the Modern Maya

By Thomas Hart

The Ancient Spirituality of the Modern Maya examines how the myth and ceremony of Maya beliefs have been sustained for over five hundred years in spite of massacres, persecution, and discrimination.

Cave, City, and Eagle's Nest

An Interpretive Journey through the Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2
Edited by Davíd CarrascoScott Sessions

The culmination of recent restoration and analysis, these richly illustrated essays examine the history and meaning of one of Mesoamerica's surviving documents dating from the 1540s.

Death and Dying in New Mexico

By Martina Will de Chaparro

This thoroughly researched study uses death to explore the intersection of religious culture and politics in colonial New Mexico.

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