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Cheese and Terms

Elizabeth Graham

in Maya Christians and Their Churches in Sixteenth-Century Belize

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780813036663
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813041834 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813036663.003.0004
Cheese and Terms

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Terms commonly used in research on conquest and conversion are examined in this chapter, among them: “Maya,” “Spaniard,” “religion,” “conversion,” “Christianity,” “cult,” “idols,” “devils,” and “demons.” How change can be catalyzed and configured at the level of the individual is considered, with an example provided from medieval Italy. Beliefs and the idea of traditional religion are also discussed.

Keywords: religion; cult; idol; devil; demon; conversion; belief; tradition

Chapter.  12417 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology

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