Pilgrimage in Latin America

Pilgrimage in Latin America

Pilgrimage in Latin America

Pilgrimage in Latin America

Synopsis

In every region of Latin America there are sacred shrines that draw tens of thousands of pilgrims. At present, most of these pilgrimages are overtly Catholic, but the roots of the contemporary practice are numerous: European Christian, indigenous pre-Columbian, African slave, and other religious traditions. This volume explores the historical development, range of diversity, and the structure and impacts of pilgrimage in Latin America. It is among the first to create a general framework for understanding this religious practice. Although the contributors' focus is predominantly anthropological, analytical perspectives are drawn from numerous disciplines.
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