Religion and Church in Mexican History

History 280E.002

Spring 2008
Instructor: 
Taylor
Location: 
2231 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
Wed 10-12
CCN: 
39719
Units: 
Units

Long neglected by scholars, the history of religion in Mexico since the sixteenth century has become a popular and contentious field of study. This readings seminar for Ph.D. students will explore recent approaches by scholars writing in English and Spanish. While the emphasis in this course is more on issues of local religion, visual culture, and spiritual geography than institutions and theology, the aim is to recognize and consider synoptic approaches, to ask not only ";What is religion for?"; but ";How is religion experienced?"; (Eric Wolf)

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Also listed as 285E.002