The Maya and Catholicism : an encounter of worldviews / John D. Early
- Early, John D.
- Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 311 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
- The research -- The saints, their homes, and their servants -- Mayan festivals for the saints -- Mayan insistence on the mass performed by a Catholic priest -- Traditional Mayan worldview -- The worldview of the Spanish crown at the beginning of the sixteenth century -- Spanish victories and their impact on the Mayan worldview -- The goals of evangelization -- The strategy for communicating the doctrina -- Problems facing the friars -- The secular clergy -- The necessity of the saints in the Mayan worldview -- The necessity of the mass, baptism, and the Catholic priest in the Mayan worldview -- The fiscal -- The mass of the talking saints -- Questions raised by the research.
- 0813030250 (alk. paper)
9780813030258 (alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -295) and indexes.
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