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Devoted to death : Santa Muerte, the skeleton saint

Author: R Andrew Chesnut
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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R. Andrew Chesnut offers a fascinating portrayal of Santa Muerte, a skeleton saint whose cult has attracted millions of devotees in the past eight years. As a personification of death, the Grim Reapress has become one of the most popular and powerful saints on both the Mexican and American religious landscapes. Although condemned as satanic by both Catholic and Protestant churches, this folk saint's supernatural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Chesnut, R. Andrew.
Devoted to death.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017004513
(OCoLC)993623568
Named Person: Santa Muerte, (Mexican deity); Santa Muerte, (Mexican deity)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Andrew Chesnut
ISBN: 9780190633349 0190633344
OCLC Number: 993624131
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Foreword --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction-​Blue Candle: Insight and Concentration --
1. Brown Candle: History and Origins of the Cult --
2. White Candle: Beliefs and Practices --
3. Black Candle: Protection and Harm --
4. Red Candle: Love and Passion --
5. Gold Candle: Prosperity and Abundance --
6. Purple Candle: Healing --
7. Green Candle: Law and Justice --
Conclusion-​Seven-​Color Candle: Multiple Miracles --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index
Responsibility: R. Andrew Chesnut

Abstract:

R. Andrew Chesnut offers a fascinating portrayal of Santa Muerte, a skeleton saint whose cult has attracted millions of devotees in the past eight years. As a personification of death, the Grim Reapress has become one of the most popular and powerful saints on both the Mexican and American religious landscapes. Although condemned as satanic by both Catholic and Protestant churches, this folk saint's supernatural powers appeal to millions of Mexican citizens and Central American and Mexican immigrants.

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Reviews of the first edition: Devoted to Death is an illuminating account of a lively, vibrant, multihued personification of death in Santa Muerte. Chesnut's text offers a unique and very personal Read more...

 
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