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Mexican Phoenix : Our Lady of Guadalupe : image and tradition across five centuries

Author: D A Brading
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
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In 1999 Pope John Paul II proclaimed Our Lady of Guadalupe a patron saint of the Americas. According to oral tradition and historical documents, in 1531 Mary appeared as a beautiful Aztec princess to Juan Diego, a poor Indian. Speaking to him in his own language, she asked him to tell the bishop her name was La Virgen de Guadalupe and that she wanted a church built on the mountain. During a second visit, the image  Read more...

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Named Person: Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Marie, Sainte Vierge; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint.; Mary, (New Testament figure)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D A Brading
ISBN: 0521801311 9780521801317 0521531608 9780521531603
OCLC Number: 44868981
Description: xvii, 444 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Image and typology --
Myth and history --
The woman of the apocalypse --
Indian seer --
Presence and tradition --
Patron of Mexico --
Divine idea --
Heavenly painting --
Myth and scepticism --
The last resort --
History and infallibility --
The coronation --
Juan Diego --
Nican mopohua --
Epiphany and revelation.
Responsibility: D.A. Brading.
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How did a sixteenth-century Mexican painting become patron saint of the Americas? This book traces a story that will fascinate anyone concerned with the history of religion and its symbols.  Read more...


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'... definitive ... Mexican Phoenix is incomparably the most complete and reliable study to have appeared on the Guadalupan tradition hitherto.' The Times Literary Supplement '... a careful Read more...

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