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Title Words & worlds turned around : Indigenous Christianities in colonial Latin America / edited by David Tavárez ; with a foreword by William B. Taylor
Published Boulder, Colorado : University Press of Colorado, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 329 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction / Louise M. Burkhart -- Performing the Zaachila word : the Dominican invention of Zapotec Christianity / David Tavárez -- Toward a deconstruction of the notion of Nahua "confession" / Julia Madajczak -- Precontact Indigenous concepts in Christian translations : the terminology of sin and confession in early colonial Quechua texts / Gregory Haimovich -- A sixteenth-century priest's field notes among the highland Maya : Proto-theologia as vade mecum / Garry Sparks and Frauke Sachse -- International collaborations in translation : the European promise of militant Christianity for the Tupinambá of Portuguese America, 1550s-1613 / M. Kittiya Lee -- The Nahua story of Judas : Indigenous agency and loci of meaning / Justyna Olko -- A Nahua Christian talks back : Fabián de Aquino's antichrist dramas as autoethnography / Ben Leeming -- Sin, shame, and sexuality : Franciscan obsessions and Maya humor in the Calepino de Motul Dictionary, 1573-1588 / John F. Chuchiak, IV -- To make Christianity fit : the process of Christianization from an Andean perspective / Claudia Brosseder -- Predictions and portents of doomsday in European, Nahuatl, and Maya texts / Mark Z. Christensen -- The value of El Costumbre and Christianity in the discourse of Nahua : catechists from the Huasteca region in Veracruz, Mexico / Abelardo de la Cruz -- Conclusions / David Tavárez
Summary "A sophisticated, state-of-the-art approach to the embrace of Christianity by Indigenous societies, that reveals the manifold transformations of Christian discourses in the colonial Americas. Surveying how Christian messages were rendered in Indigenous languages, the book explores what was gained, transformed, or left behind in these translations"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Catholic Church -- Latin America -- History
Catholic Church -- History.
SUBJECT Catholic Church fast
Église catholique -- Amérique latine -- Histoire. ram
Subject Syncretism (Religion) -- Latin America
Christianity and other religions.
Indians of South America -- Religion.
Indians of Mexico -- Religion.
Indigenous peoples -- Latin America -- Languages
Spanish language -- Religious aspects.
HISTORY -- Latin America -- General.
HISTORY -- Latin America -- South America.
Spanish language -- Religious aspects
Indigenous peoples -- Languages
Christianity and other religions
Indians of Mexico -- Religion
Indians of South America -- Religion
Syncretism (Religion)
SUBJECT Latin America -- History -- To 1830.
Subject Latin America
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Tavárez, David Eduardo, editor.
Taylor, William B., writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781607326847
Other Titles Words and worlds turned around