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Vicarious Atonement

Frank Graziano

in Wounds of Love

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780195136401
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835164 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195136403.003.0007
Vicarious Atonement

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Discusses how Rose of Lima, on the model of Christ, offered herself as a sacrificial victim to expiate the sins of natives, Spaniards, and Creoles in the New World. Rose of Lima’s patronage is explored in its relations to the Madonna of Mercy and other antecedents.

Keywords: scapegoat; human sacrifice; mortification; penance; martyr; expiation; Francisco Solano; patronage; patron saints; Madonna of Mercy

Chapter.  8501 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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