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Plagues, priests, and demons : sacred narratives and the rise of Christianity in the Old World and the New

Author: Daniel T Reff
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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Plagues, Priests, and Demons is a comparative, interdisciplinary study of the rise of Christianity in the late Roman Empire and colonial Mexico. Analysis of early Christian and Spanish missionary texts reveals that epidemic disease undermined pre-Christian societies, encouraging pagan and Indian interest in new forms of social and religious life.
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Church history
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Reff, Daniel T., 1949-
Plagues, priests, and demons.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004045759
(OCoLC)54778554
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel T Reff
ISBN: 0511081006 9780511081002 0511121814 9780511121814 9780511511752 0511511752 9780511080241 0511080247 1280163216 9781280163210 9786610163212 6610163219
OCLC Number: 60746020
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 290 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction --
Epidemic disease and the rise of Christianity in Europe, 150-800 CE --
The rise of Christianity in the New World: the Jesuit missions of Colonial Mexico, 1591-1660 --
The relevance of Early Christian literature to missionaries in Colonial Latin America --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Daniel T. Reff.
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