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ancestor worship

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Biblical Studies.

The real or supposed ancestors of the Hebrews were venerated and were felt to be so close that their descendants even continued to suffer for their sins (Exod. 20: 5). Not surprisingly it...

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The Association of Communitarian Health Services (ASECSA) and the Role of Religion and Health in Central America

Susan Fitzpatrick-Behrens.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; History of Religion; History of Science and Technology. 8945 words.

The Association of Communitarian Health Services (ASECSA) is a transnational, religiously influenced health program in Central America created during the Cold War. ASECSA was founded in...

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Catholic Activism in Revolutionary Mexico, <i>c.</i> 1920–1925

Stephen J. C. Andes.

in The Vatican and Catholic Activism in Mexico and Chile

January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; History of the Americas. 12761 words.

Chapter 2 describes Catholic activists at work building a new Christian social order in revolutionary Mexico. Catholic activism in Mexico reflected both counterrevolutionary and...

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Catholicism in Mexico, 1910 to the Present

Matthew Butler.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; History of Religion; Social and Cultural History. 12825 words.

The history of Mexican Catholicism between 1910 and 2010 was one of successive conflict and compromise with the state, latterly coupled with increased concern about religious pluralism,...

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Chalchiuhtlicue

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Religion.

This Aztec goddess of fresh waters and the waters of childbirth was the wife of Tlaloc, the rain deity. She was the goddess who brought the fourth age to an end with a great flood.

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Conclusion

Stephen J. C. Andes.

in The Vatican and Catholic Activism in Mexico and Chile

January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; History of the Americas. 2854 words.

As the Vatican founded an official model of Catholic Action globally during the decade, papal officials seemed to understand that Catholic cultural norms would not change overnight. The...

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A Convergence in Rome: The 1933 Iberoamerican Congress

Stephen J. C. Andes.

in The Vatican and Catholic Activism in Mexico and Chile

January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; History of the Americas. 5769 words.

The final chapter describes how Catholic Action’s non-partisan character influenced Catholic university students in Mexico, Chile, and throughout Latin America. It then suggests that young...

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earth

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Religion.

Earth mother (in mythology and primitive religion) a goddess symbolizing fertility and the source of life; in extended usage, an archetypally nurturing and maternal woman.

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Espiritismo and Urban Planning in Cuba: Envisioning Regeneration in Havana and Oriente after 1898

Reinaldo L. Román.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Caribbean History; History of Religion; Urban History. 11902 words.

Espiritismo refers to the practice of communicating with the spirits of the dead by means of especially disposed and trained persons known as mediums. Linked in origin to the...

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hippies

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Religion.

Especially in the 1960s, a person of unconventional appearance, typically having long hair and wearing beads, associated with a subculture involving a rejection of conventional values and...

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