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Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint

ISBN : 9780190633332

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¥4,301
著者: 
Andrew Chesnut
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256 ページ
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Paperback
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140 x 210 mm
刊行日
2017年10月
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R. Andrew Chesnut offers a fascinating portrayal of Santa Muerte, a skeleton saint whose cult has attracted millions of devotees over the past decade. Although condemned by mainstream churches, this folk saint's supernatural powers appeal to millions of Latin Americans and immigrants in the U.S. Devotees believe the Bony Lady (as she is affectionately called) to be the fastest and most effective miracle worker, and as such, her statuettes and paraphernalia now outsell those of the Virgin of Guadalupe and Saint Jude, two other giants of Mexican religiosity. In particular, Chesnut shows Santa Muerte has become the patron saint of drug traffickers, playing an important role as protector of peddlers of crystal meth and marijuana; DEA agents and Mexican police often find her altars in the safe houses of drug smugglers. Yet Saint Death plays other important roles: she is a supernatural healer, love doctor, money-maker, lawyer, and angel of death. She has become without doubt one of the most popular and powerful saints on both the Mexican and American religious landscapes.

目次: 

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Blue Candle: Insight and Concentration
1. Brown Candle: History and Origins of the Cult
2. White Candle: Beliefs and Practices
3. Black Candle: Protection and Harm
4. Red Candle: Love and Passion
5. Gold Candle: Prosperity and Abundance
6. Purple Candle: Healing
7. Green Candle: Law and Justice
Conclusion: Seven-Color Candle: Multiple Miracles
Notes
References
Index

著者について: 

R. Andrew Chesnut is Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Chair in Catholic Studies and Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of Competitive Spirits: Latin America's New Religious Economy (OUP, 2003) and Born Again in Brazil: The Pentecostal Boom and the Pathogens of Poverty (1997).

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