Catechizing Culture

Catechizing Culture

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Nearly five centuries after the first wave of Catholic missionaries arrived in the New World to spread their Christian message, contemporary religious workers in the Bolivian highlands have begun to encourage Aymara Indians to return to traditional ritual practices. All but eradicated after hundreds of years of missionization, the qqold waysqq are now viewed as local cultural expressions of Christian values. In order to become more Christian, the Aymara must now become more Indian. This groundbreaking study of the contemporary encounter between Catholic missionaries and Aymara In.... to the size of the fruit. Beyond this iconic significance, the lujma can be seen as imparting some of the raw fertile potency highlanders associate with the yungas. ... These colored tassels are called a€œflowersa€ (ta#39;ika). The newly marked sheepanbsp;...

Title:Catechizing Culture
Author:Andrew Orta
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2012-07-24


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