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The Resource Moving crucifixes in modern Spain, William A. Christian, Jr

Moving crucifixes in modern Spain, William A. Christian, Jr

Label
Moving crucifixes in modern Spain
Title
Moving crucifixes in modern Spain
Statement of responsibility
William A. Christian, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why are religious visions believed only in certain times and places? In this book William Christian investigates the settings and responses to a series of group visions reported by Spaniards in rural Galicia, Valencia, Cantabria, and Navarre in the early part of this century--the most notable one involving the crucifix at Limpias, where Jesus was first seen agonizing on the cross during a mission service in March of 1919. In light of the social strife and strong anticlerical movements of the period, the author examines how gender and religious politics influenced the experiences of seers and the interpretation of their visions by church officials, journalists, and the public. Christian approaches the story inductively, from the visionaries and the parish to the religious orders, diocesan officials, and Vatican envoys. He places the events in the context of mission dramaturgy and pilgrimages to Lourdes, and shows their ramifications in Italy, Mexico, the United States, France, and Central Europe. Using oral testimony, church archives, local newspaper accounts, and apologetic literature, Christian finds that some observers related the moving crucifixes to a logical, millenarian sequence that included earlier apparitions in France; for others they were divine reactions to national political events; while for many local people they were signs for the establishment of new shrines. His study reveals the preoccupations of ordinary people and how they found expression in religious images
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christian, William A.
Dewey number
232.96/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BT580.S7
LC item number
C47 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crosses
  • Jesus Christ
  • Spain
  • Jésus-Christ
  • Jesus Christus
  • Kruisbeelden
  • Devotie
  • Verschijningen
  • Croix
  • Volksfrömmigkeit
  • Kruzifix
  • Verehrung
  • Espagne
  • Spanien
Label
Moving crucifixes in modern Spain, William A. Christian, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Contexts of Belief and Disbelief and the Christ of Gandia -- II. The Christ of Limpias: The Use and Decline of a New Shrine -- III. The Christ of Limpias: The Organization of Meaning -- IV. The Christ of Piedramillera -- Epilogue: The View from Eraul
Control code
23972773
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780691073873
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
91022089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)23972773
Label
Moving crucifixes in modern Spain, William A. Christian, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Contexts of Belief and Disbelief and the Christ of Gandia -- II. The Christ of Limpias: The Use and Decline of a New Shrine -- III. The Christ of Limpias: The Organization of Meaning -- IV. The Christ of Piedramillera -- Epilogue: The View from Eraul
Control code
23972773
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780691073873
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
91022089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)23972773

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