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San La Muerte

Frank Graziano

in Cultures of Devotion

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780195171303
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199785193 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171303.003.0001
San La Muerte

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This chapter explores the devotion to San La Muerte (St. Death) in northeastern Argentina. It explains the evolution of San La Muerte from a Guaraní-Christian amulet to a folk saint, and examines contemporary devotion in Corrientes and Chaco provinces.

Keywords: amulet; Guaraní; Jesuit missions; death; bone; relics

Chapter.  14898 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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