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Adoptions and Adaptations

Nancy Farriss.

in Tongues of Fire

December 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; History of Religion. 11809 words.

The double bind between orthodoxy and intelligibility is examined further through the translating tool of semantic extension. Efforts to make the Christian message more accessible by...

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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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Anything That Ought to Be Done

Joseph Locke.

in Making the Bible Belt

September 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; History of Religion. 7958 words.

Fleeting political defeats could not blunt the rising power of Texas’s evangelical activists, and clerics’ cloistered denominational worlds sustained their efforts through all of the bitter...

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The Art of Persuasion

Nancy Farriss.

in Tongues of Fire

December 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; History of Religion. 11759 words.

Missionaries and their native co-authors incorporated traditional indigenous oratory into Christian sermons in order to persuade, as well as instruct, the Indian neophytes. An analysis of...

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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. 8962 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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Black Brotherhoods and Sisterhoods: Participatory Christianity in New Spain’s Mining Towns

Nicole von Germeten.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; History of Religion; Social and Cultural History. 9235 words.

Free and enslaved Africans played an important role in developing a unique form of participatory Christianity in New Spain’s mining towns, especially Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, and Parral....

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The Book in the Iberian Atlantic, 1492–1824

Eugenia Roldán Vera.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion; Social and Cultural History; Intellectual History. 8628 words.

The Atlantic world has not only been a geographic space for the exchange of people and products. Since the 16th century, it has also been a cultural space for the production, exchange,...

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Catechists and Catechism

Nancy Farriss.

in Tongues of Fire

December 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; History of Religion. 11247 words.

The religious orders recruited the aid of the Indian ruling classes in introducing Christianity, and this alliance served to support both the new religion and the old elites. Their monopoly...

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Catholic Activism in Revolutionary Mexico, c. 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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Catholic Schools Triumphant? 1907–1944

James W. Sanders.

in Irish vs. Yankees

May 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; History of Religion. 12829 words.

In 1907, William Henry O’Connell, the Massachusetts-born son of Irish immigrants, was appointed bishop. He had huge churchly ambition and won designation as Cardinal Archbishop of Boston....

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