Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

John Early

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813040134

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813040134.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use (for details see www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 10 December 2018

A Look Backward and Forward

A Look Backward and Forward

Chapter:
(p.451) 30 A Look Backward and Forward
Source:
Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis
Author(s):

John D. Early

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0030

This chapter briefly summarizes the findings of the two volumes of this research. Through all the phases of the 500 year Catholic-Maya interaction, the traditional Maya worldview has persisted in one form or another. The years of counterinsurgency marked by ethnic hatred has strengthened Maya identity. Many of the paths the Maya have turned to in recent years contain elements of the traditional worldview. The Catholic effort of inculturation has been the development of a Maya Christian theology and a Maya Catholic church with a married priesthood. The Vatican disapproval of these efforts indicates a growing cultural distance between the Maya and Catholicism. This study has implications for western-oriented religions as they come into daily contact with non-western religions in the global society.

Keywords:   persistent Maya worldview, Maya identity, Vatican disapproval, cultural distance, global society

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .