A Guide to Confession Large and Small in the Mexican Language, 1634 Bartolome De Alva

ISBN: 9780806131450

Published: June 1st 1999

Hardcover

256 pages


Description

A Guide to Confession Large and Small in the Mexican Language, 1634  by  Bartolome De Alva

A Guide to Confession Large and Small in the Mexican Language, 1634 by Bartolome De Alva
June 1st 1999 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 256 pages | ISBN: 9780806131450 | 4.50 Mb

Bartolome de Alva wrote his Guide to Confession in 1634 to help Catholic priests uncover pre-Columbian Aztec religious beliefs and customs that persisted in their penitents lives. The Guide offers both a revealing glimpse of the practices andMoreBartolome de Alva wrote his Guide to Confession in 1634 to help Catholic priests uncover pre-Columbian Aztec religious beliefs and customs that persisted in their penitents lives. The Guide offers both a revealing glimpse of the practices and attitudes of the Hispanic clergy ministering to the Indians of Central Mexico during the early colonial period and a window into the Nahua world.Alva was born near present-day Mexico City at the close of the sixteenth century.

Because his father was Spanish and his mother a mestizo descendant of Nahua nobility, he grew up steeped in the languages of both cultures. After attending the University of Mexico, he entered the priesthood and in 1631 was assigned to the parish of Chiapa de Mota, northwest of Mexico City.

There he wrote his only published work, the Confessionario, in an attempt both to correct the flawed Nahuatl being used by the Church and adjust the content of confession to serve a clergy endeavoring to root out Indian idolatry.This first full translation into English of a Nahuatl confessors manual offers parallel translations of Alvas Spanish and Nahuatl versions of the guide. Introductory essays by Barry D. Sell, John Frederick Schwaller, and Lu Ann Homza explain the context of Alvas work and examine the enduring impact of the Guide on Mexican history and religion.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "A Guide to Confession Large and Small in the Mexican Language, 1634":


technor.com.pl

©2014-2015 | DMCA | Contact us