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relig notes 3/26 - Why is it important to talk about gender...

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Why is it important to talk about gender when we talk about religion, conquest, and/or colonialism? -usually male authors -usually male main characters -men= superior to women, Spanish= superior to indigenous *machismo- macho men- brown violent men- public *marianismo- female positive attributes- spiritually divine, morally superior- public *patriarchal- worldwide Group 2- colonizing religious/ 2 cultural religious groups NOTES 3/26/08 Saints and sainthood Intercessor- btwn human and divine(g-d)- SAINT 1. beatification- local reverence and devotion is ok (1 st step) -church does investigations to see if person performs miracles -can take decades 2. canonization- universal reverence (final step) -creates a cultus (following of people) -formal canonization (requires proof of 3 miracles) -equivalent canonization (if martyred for church[killed] or long traditon) -saints can be de-sainted St. Christopher- not enough proof that he existed Requires intersession and working of miracles
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Martyrs- 2, others- 3 Popular Saints 1. Working of Miracles 2. Creation of a local cultus a. healing b. patronage and healing 3. Examples a. Sarita Colonia (Peru)
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2008 for the course REL 133G taught by Professor Lintsagarena during the Spring '08 term at USC.

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