ISBN Code : 978-1-941392-16-4
Language : English
Pages number : 72
Format : Paperback
Who is the Virgin of Guadalupe? What does she mean to millions of Latinos/as? How does the church interpret her? These questions are explored in American Woman: The Virgin of Guadalupe, Latinos/as and Accompaniment.
The Virgin of Guadalupe has always been an inextricable part of Mexican and Mexican-American culture, but in recent times she is being embraced by working class Latinos/as, hipster Latina artists and liberation theologians alike. Her rising relevance could be attributed to a society grappling with issues of violence, poverty and racism. La Virgen's accompaniment of her pilgrims on a mission for justice and peace serves as a source of hope and strength. Professor Nabhan-Warren uses historical, theological and cultural lenses to compare recent manifestations of Guadalupe with the prevailing heavenly-focused Guadalupe.
Foreword, Timothy Law Snyder
II Colonial Historical Context for Today's Beliefs
III A Mujer Transcendent
IV Borderlands Woman: Tonantsin to Today
V Our Lady of Border Crossers Today
VI Harvesting Guadalupe: Cosechas Nuevas/New Harvests
VII Arte de Guadalupe
VIII For the rest of us: A Living Spirituality of Accompaniment