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Alone before God : the religious origins of modernity in Mexico

Author: Pamela Voekel
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2002.
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Focusing on cemetery burials in late-eighteenth-century Mexico, this book provides a window onto the contested origins of modernity in Mexico. By investigating the religious and political debates surrounding the initiative to transfer the burials of prominent citizens from urban to suburban cemeteries, she challenges the characterization of Catholicism in Mexico as an intractable and monolithic institution that had  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Voekel, Pamela, 1963-
Alone before God.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)608717605
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Voekel
ISBN: 0822329271 9780822329275 0822329433 9780822329435
OCLC Number: 48965004
Description: viii, 336 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The baroque backdrop --
The reformation in Mexico City --
Freeing the virtuous individual --
The battle for church burials --
Piety, power, and politics --
The ideology articulated --
The rise of medical empiricism --
The heir apparent.
Responsibility: Pamela Voekel.

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Posits an underlying religious impetus for modernity in Mexico, claiming that the Catholic Church nursed a reform movement that ultimately affected many of the same changes as the Protestant  Read more...

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