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Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

John Early


The book describes the interaction in Maya communities between Maya and Catholic theological worldviews from the middle to the end of the twentieth century. Both worldviews were experiencing periods of crisis. The Maya crisis was rooted in loss of land and extreme poverty. This brought their theology into question since the covenant with their gods was supposed to protect their communities. The Catholic Church, following the Liberal suppression, had returned to Maya communities. It attempted to evangelize them according to the Catholic worldview formulated by the sixteenth-century Council of T ... More

Keywords: Maya, Catholic, worldview, theology, bible and liberation, social justice, inculturation of Christianity, Chiapas, Mexico, Guatemala

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813040134
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813040134.001.0001


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John Early, author

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I Introduction

IX Conclusion

End Matter