Religion

The Witches of Abiquiu

The Governor, the Priest, the Genízaro Indians, and the Devil
By Malcolm EbrightRick Hendricks
Illustrations by Glen Strock

The little-known story of a priest's charges of witchcraft among Indians in mid-eighteenth-century New Mexico and how the Spanish government rejected the charges in the effort to achieve peace with their Native subjects.

Local Religion in Colonial Mexico

Edited by Martin Austin Nesvig

The ten essays in Local Religion in Colonial Mexico provide information about the religious culture in colonial Mexico.

The Alabados of New Mexico

Edited by Thomas Steele
Translated by Thomas Steele

The sacred hymns of New Mexico compiled by the expert on church literature in a handsome bilingual volume.

The Souls of Purgatory

The Spiritual Diary of a Seventeenth-Century Afro-Peruvian Mystic, Ursula de Jesús
Edited by Nancy van Deusen
Translated by Nancy van Deusen

This translation of part of the diary of a 17th century Peruvian mystic includes the convent life of slaves and former slaves and baroque Catholic spiritual experiences from the perspective of a woman of color.

Secrecy and Deceit

The Religion of the Crypto-Jews
By David M. Gitlitz

Comprehensive history of crypto-Jewish beliefs and social customs.

Crossing Guadalupe Street

Growing up Hispanic and Protestant
By David Maldonado

To grow up as a Mexican-American Methodist in a small town in south central Texas in the 1940s and 1950s was to be a minority within a minority. This memoir is the story of a man who became bilingual, bicultural, and successful, but it is also a tribute to the traditions in which he grew up.

Six Nuevomexicano Folk Dramas for Advent Season

By Larry Torres

This bilingual edition of these classic folk dramas is produced for both those acting in the plays, or for students of the literature.

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