Object and apparition : envisioning the Christian divine in by Maya Stanfield-Mazzi PDF

By Maya Stanfield-Mazzi

ISBN-10: 0816599114

ISBN-13: 9780816599110

ISBN-10: 1299850561

ISBN-13: 9781299850569

"Based on thorough archival learn mixed with gorgeous visible research, Maya Stanfield-Mazzi demonstrates that Andeans have been energetic brokers in Catholic image-making and created a very Andean model of Catholicism. item and Apparition describes the original gains of Andean Catholicism whereas illustrating its connections to either Spanish and Andean cultural traditions"--Provided through publisher.

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Question: Then what are the sun, the moon, and the rest? answer: They are works of God that he formed to serve as he ordered. 4 It then poses a question that might be asked in regard to Christian images: question: Why do Christians adore images of wood and metal if it is wrong to adore idols? 5 Spanish clerics were careful to avoid positive comparisons between their use of images in favor of Christianity and the non- Christian images that were used in the Andes. While by the end of the sixteenth century writers proposed precursors to Christianity in the Inca gods,6 they denied that images could have productively represented those deities.

52 This discourse was seemingly informed by Christian millennialism53 and Dissolution and Reconfiguration · 23 Spanish ideas of demonic possession, but it also suggests the sorrow and anger felt by peoples whose material and visual links to the divine had been shattered. The huacas were now unmoored, made both immaterial and invisible, and they thus had to struggle to be honored. ”54 Early Christian Visions Nevertheless, images of the Christian divine did step into the vacuum created by the destroyed mummies and huacas.

That is, as Carolyn Dean stresses, these objects did not always need to resemble the deities they signified. 19 Some sort of presence was usually required, however, whether simply material or also 14 · Object and Apparition representational. For deities who spoke through oracles, as many did, their physical (and thus optical) presence was crucial to their cults, providing a focal point to which devotees could address their queries. Most famous, not because it survives for us but because several Spanish chroniclers wrote about it, was the image of the Sun or Day that we have already mentioned.

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