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The Resource Visionaries : the Spanish Republic and the reign of Christ, William A. Christian, Jr

Visionaries : the Spanish Republic and the reign of Christ, William A. Christian, Jr

Label
Visionaries : the Spanish Republic and the reign of Christ
Title
Visionaries
Title remainder
the Spanish Republic and the reign of Christ
Statement of responsibility
William A. Christian, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In June 1931, on a hillside in the Spanish Basque country, two children reported seeing the Virgin Mary. Within weeks, hundreds of seers were attracting tens of thousands of onlookers, and the nightly spectacle gave rise to others in dozens of towns across Spain. Visionaries explores the experience and the larger meaning of this wave of sightings of Mary and the saints which began shortly after Spain became a republic and anticlerical mobs burned religious houses in several cities. Before repression from the government and condemnation from the Vatican finally drove the visionaries into secrecy, more than a million people had visited the original apparition site at Ezkioga." "William Christian writes about two kinds of visionaries and their relation to each other: the seers who had visions of Mary and the saints, and the believers who had a vision for the future which they hoped Mary and the saints would confirm. Together, these visionaries attempted to convince a skeptical world that heavenly beings were appearing on the Iberian peninsula." "Christian immersed himself in the lives of these visionaries, retracing their steps and recreating their world. He spoke with hundreds of witnesses, who led him to caches of vision messages, diaries, clandestine publications, and eloquent photographs in, for example, a clinic in Dijon, a garage in southern France, a cloistered convent in Valladolid, a farm attic in the Basque country, a house in a Catalan mill town, and a chapel in an orange grove in Valencia." "By turns intense, poignant, fierce, and funny, this long-hidden history demonstrates the vital role of the extraordinary in giving voice to a society's hope and anguish. What do people want to learn from heaven that they cannot learn on earth? How are their churches failing them in these needs? How are we affected by seers and the kinds of believers who nudge seers along? How do vision messages converge on certain themes?"--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christian, William A.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BT652.S7
LC item number
C57 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mary
  • Mary
  • Ezquioga (Spain)
  • Spain
  • Spain
Label
Visionaries : the Spanish Republic and the reign of Christ, William A. Christian, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [471]-502) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mary, the Republic, and the Basques -- Promoters and seers I: Antonio Amundarain and Carmen Medina -- Promoters and seers II: the Catalans -- Promoters and seers III: Monsieur Rigné and Padre Burguera -- Suppression by church and state -- The proliferation of visions -- Religious professionals -- Kinds of seers and contact between social classes -- The vision states -- Sacred landscapes -- Petitions from believers -- The living and the dead -- The end of the world -- Aftermath -- Questions without answers
Control code
32430294
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 544 pages
Isbn
9780520200401
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95016729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Visionaries : the Spanish Republic and the reign of Christ, William A. Christian, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [471]-502) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mary, the Republic, and the Basques -- Promoters and seers I: Antonio Amundarain and Carmen Medina -- Promoters and seers II: the Catalans -- Promoters and seers III: Monsieur Rigné and Padre Burguera -- Suppression by church and state -- The proliferation of visions -- Religious professionals -- Kinds of seers and contact between social classes -- The vision states -- Sacred landscapes -- Petitions from believers -- The living and the dead -- The end of the world -- Aftermath -- Questions without answers
Control code
32430294
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 544 pages
Isbn
9780520200401
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95016729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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