By Fernando Cervantes,Andrew Redden

whilst eu notions approximately angels and demons have been exported to the recent international, they underwent extraordinary diversifications. Angels and demons got here to shape an essential component of the Spanish American cosmology, resulting in the emergence of colonial city and rural landscapes set inside a strikingly theological framework. trust in celestial and demonic spirits quickly regulated and affected the day-by-day lives of Spanish, Indigenous and Mestizo peoples, whereas missionary networks circulated those practices to create a frequent and usually authorized method of trust that flourished in seventeenth-century Baroque tradition and spirituality. This research of angels and demons opens a very illuminating window onto highbrow and cultural advancements within the centuries that the eu come across with the US. the quantity could be of curiosity to students and scholars of non secular stories, anthropology of faith, background of rules, Latin American colonial background and church history.

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