Jennifer Scheper Hughes shows extraordinary interpretive skill in turning this 'biography of an object,' the .
Jennifer Scheper Hughes shows extraordinary interpretive skill in turning this 'biography of an object,' the Cristo Aparecido of Totolapan, into a scholarly revelation of complex religious devotion in Mexico.
In Biography of a Mexican Crucifix, Jennifer Scheper Hughes traces popular devotion to the Cristo Aparecido over five centuries of Mexican history. Each chapter investigates a single incident in the encounter between believers and the image. Through these historical vignettes, Hughes explores and reinterprets the conquest of and mission to the Indians; the birth of an indigenous, syncretic Christianity; the violent processes of independence and nationalization; and the utopian vision of liberation theology.
Jennifer Scheper Hughes' first book makes an important contribution to the burgeoning field of Latin American popular religion. Inspired and guided by subaltern theorists and liberation theology, Hughes, a theologian, employs an interdisciplinary methodology to create a biography that spans five centuries of the Cristo Aparecido (Christ Appeared) of Totolapan, a small town in the central state of Morelos
Jennifer Scheper Hughes. In 1543, in a small village in Mexico, a group of missionary friars received from a mysterious Indian messenger an unusual carved image of Christ crucified.
Jennifer Scheper Hughes. The friars declared it the most poignantly beautiful depiction of Christ's suffering they had ever seen. Known as the Cristo Aparecido (the "Christ Appeared"), it quickly became one of the most celebrated religious images in colonial Mexico. Today, the Cristo Aparecido is among the oldest New World crucifixes and is the beloved patron saint of the Indians of Totolapan.
By Jennifer Scheper Hughes. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. This book records the amazing life story of a particular Mexican crucifix of which the earliest historical record seems to come from a group of missionary friars in the year 1543
by Jennifer Scheper Hughes.
Biography of a Mexican Crucifix : Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present. by Jennifer Scheper Hughes.
In Biography of a Mexican Crucifix, Jennifer Scheper Hughes traces popular . This book will be welcomed by scholars and students of religion, Latin American history, anthropology, and theology.
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Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present more. He has welcomed Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Marxists, and atheists to the table in the task of peacemaking and world repair. More Info: Oxford University Press, 2010. As a political spiritual leader, Francis has negotiated a détente between Cuba and the United States. He has begun to make peace with former theological enemies. Mexico is famous for its notoriously graphic and bloody crucifixes depicting the broken and tortured body of Jesus on the cross. Images of Christ’s suffering frequently outnumber images of the Virgin Mary in local and household devotions throughout Latin America. By recounting the epic story of the Christianization of Mexico from the perspective of a specific, sculpted crucifix of colonial origin, this book offers a profoundly sympathetic portrait of indigenous Christian belief and practice and a lively defense of the diverse and heterodox local expressions of Christianity alive in the world today.