Marvels and Miracles in Late Colonial Mexico: Three Texts in Context by William B. TaylorMarvels and Miracles in Late Colonial Mexico: Three Texts in Context by William B. Taylor

Marvels and Miracles in Late Colonial Mexico: Three Texts in Context

byWilliam B. Taylor

Hardcover | May 16, 2011

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Miracles, signs of divine presence and intervention, have been esteemed by Christians, especially Catholic Christians, as central to religious belief. During the second half of the eighteenth century Spain's Bourbon dynasty sought to tighten its control over New World colonies, reform imperial institutions, and change the role of the church and religion in colonial life. As a result, miracles were recognized and publicized sparingly by the church hierarchy and colonial courts were increasingly reluctant to recognize the events. Despite this lack of official encouragement, stories of amazing healings, rescues, and acts of divine retribution abounded throughout Mexico.

Consisting of three rare documents about miracles from this period, each accompanied by an introductory essay, this study serves as a source book and complement to the author's Shrines and Miraculous Images: Religious Life in Mexico Before the Reforma.

William B. Taylor is Muriel McKevitt Sonne professor emeritus in the department of history at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Title:Marvels and Miracles in Late Colonial Mexico: Three Texts in ContextFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.26 × 6.26 × 0.65 inPublished:May 16, 2011Publisher:University Of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0826349757

ISBN - 13:9780826349750

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