9780199790852

Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico

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    9780199790852

  • ISBN10:

    019979085X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-12-02
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Mexican statues and paintings like the Virgen de Guadalupe and the Señor de Chalma are endowed with sacred presence and the power to perform miracles. Millions of devotees visit their shrines to request miracles for health, employment, children, and countless everyday matters. When miracles are granted, devotees reciprocate with votive offerings. Collages, photographs, documents, texts, milagritos, hair and braids, clothing, retablos, and various representative objects cover walls at many shrines.

Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico explores such petitionary devotion in depth through extensive fieldwork supported by research in a vast body of interdisciplinary scholarship. The study's principal themes include sacred power and human agency, reification, projective animation, faith as a cognitive filter, sacred power transfer, social and narrative construction, positive framing, collaborative and deferred control, vows (juramentos), and miracle attribution.

The book is written in two alternating voices, one interpretive to provide an understanding of miracles, miraculous images, and votive offerings, and the other narrative to illustrate the interpretive chapters and to bring the reader closer to experiences at the shrines. Among the many miraculous images treated in the book are the Cristo Negro de Otatitlán, Niño del Cacahuatito, Señor de Chalma, Señor de la Misericordia (Tepatitlán), Señor del Rayo, Señor de las Tres Caídas (Teotilalpam), Virgen de los Dolores de Soriano, Virgen de Guadalupe, Virgen del Pueblito, Virgen de Juquila, Virgen de los Remedios, Virgen de San Juan de los Lagos, Virgen de Talpa, Virgen de Tonatico, and Virgen de Zapopan.

Author Biography


Frank Graziano is John D. MacArthur Professor of Hispanic Studies at Connecticut College. His previous books include The Millennial New World, Wounds of Love: The Mystical Marriage of St. Rose of Lima, and Cultures of Devotion: Folk Saints of Spanish America.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgmets
Preface

Señor del Rayo
MIRACULOUS IMAGES
Ambiguity
Attributes
Faith, Presence, and Power
Projective Animation
Poetic Faith
Simulacra

Otatitlán
PETITIONARY DEVOTION
Votive Exchange
Reciprocity
The Miracle of Everyday Life

Juquila
SEEING THROUGH FAITH
Faith as a Cognitive Filter
Miracle Attribution
Medical Miracles

Marco
COLLABORATIONS
Sacred Power and Human Agency
Disclosure
Proximity and Contact
Juramentos

Remedios
VOTIVE OFFERINGS
Taxonomy
As Befits a House of God
The Strange Life of Objects
Presence
Votive Texts
Retablos

Chalma
RESEARCH SITES
Index
Notes

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