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Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Juan Diego: The Historical Evidence

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Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Juan Diego: The Historical Evidence offers a detailed account of the Great Guadalupan Event and its historical and spiritual importance today. As part of the series Celebrating Faith: Explorations in Latino Spiritualit... weiterlesen
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Titel: Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Juan Diego: The Historical Evidence
Autor/en: Eduardo Chavez

ISBN: 0742551040
EAN: 9780742551046
Sprache: Englisch.

März 2006 - gebunden - 173 Seiten


Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Juan Diego: The Historical Evidence offers a detailed account of the Great Guadalupan Event and its historical and spiritual importance today. As part of the series Celebrating Faith: Explorations in Latino Spirituality and Theology, Eduardo Chavez's work explores the Guadalupan apparition narrative using the historical documents and past investigations as avenues to come closer to the reality of the events in 1531. His thorough study yields a refreshing new perspective on centuries-old events in Mexico, and also offers a compelling portrait of the continued importance of the Virgin of Guadalupe for countless believers.


Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Abbreviations Part 3 Presentation of the Cardinal D. Norberto Rivera, Archbishop Primate of Mexico Part 4 Prologue Chapter 5 Holy Mary of Guadalupe and Juan Diego: History or Myth? Chapter 6 The Miracle of the Guadalupe Virgin and Juan Diego Chapter 7 The Meaning of the Guadalupan Event Chapter 8 The Consequences of Such an Encounter Part 9 Commentaries Part 10 Introduction: Juan Diego, Messenger of Hope Part 11 Chapter 12 During the Trauma of the Conquest and the Death of Their Idols, the First Steps of Evangelization Were Being Given Chapter 13 The Franciscan Friars before the Antitestimony of Their Catholic Countrymen Part 14 Chapter 2 Chapter 15 The Star of Evangelization Appears in the Darkness Chapter 16 Juan Diego's Tilma: A Sign, a Message, a New Life Part 17 Chapter 3 Chapter 18 Juan Diego, Messenger and Missionary of the Love of Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapter 19 Sworn Testimonies in Informaciones Juridicas de 1666 Chapter 20 Some of the Sources that Converge with Informaciones Juridicas de 1666 Part 21 Chapter 4 Chapter 22 Some Characteristics of the Indigenous Education which Draw Us Closer to Juan Diego Part 23 Chapter 5 Chapter 24 A Conversion from the Bottom of Their Heart Part 25 Chapter 6 Chapter 26 A Report which Sheds Light on the Truth about the Great Devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe Part 27 Chapter 7 Chapter 28 The People Marked in Their History the Guadalupan Event Part 29 Chapter 8 Chapter 30 The Guadalupan Event Spreads Rapidly Part 31 Chapter 9 Chapter 32 The Holiness of Juan Diego Part 33 Chapter 10 Chapter 34 A Commitment to the Whole World Part 35 Chapter 11 Chapter 36 Pope John Paul II Canonizes Saint Juan Diego Part 37 Historical Sources and Bibliography Part 38 Index Part 39 About the Author and Contributors


Rev. Eduardo Chavez is the Rector of the Pontifical College of Mexico in Mexico City and a renowned historian of religion in Mexico.


Father Eduardo Chavez is well known and respected throughout Mexico and the Vatican for his critical and relentless research on our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin. But Our Lady of Guadalupe is not just for Mexico. As John Paul II stated in Ecclesia en America, she is the mother of all America. I am personally delighted that this all important work will now be available to English-language audiences. This critical and comprehensive study is a rare combination of scientific rigor and inspirational wisdom. It allows the reader to enter into the America of the 1500's and experience not only the apparitions of Our Lady, but also the life and surroundings of her messenger, Juan Diego. This book makes a great contribution to the scholarly study of this all-important devotion that marks the spiritual beginning of our New World. -- Most Rev. Jose Gomez, Archbishop of San Antonio This book is a very readable compilation of the scientific evidence and rigorous official investigation. If there was any doubt about the historicity of the event or about the identity of St. Juan Diego, this book clarifies their authenticity. The numerous documents cited by Dr. Chavez in this book substantiate the facts and offer a "taste" of indigenous culture, of religious controversy, of Church history in Mexico, and of Mary's and Juan Diego's mission to spread the good news: Jesus is our Savior. The English translation of Dr. Chavez's work is definitely a valuable addition to all the sources that we have on this important historical, cultural, and religious event. -- Sr. Rosa Maria Icaza, C.C.V.I., Ph.D., Mexican American Cultural Center The historical evidence of the Guadalupan Event transforms the world because it appeals to the heart. However, appealing to the heart does not imply neglecting fact or reality. The history of this event and of its cultural effects, as related in this book, illustrate the marvelous encounter between the Lady and Juan Diego in both realistic dialogue and in mystical reflection. Such a book may be an invitation to go back to the roots of modern civilization in the Americas. -- Raymond Brodeur, professor of theology and religion, Universite Laval, Quebec Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego have inspired and empowered generations of Mexicans on both sides of the border. Eduardo Chavez's well-documented and highly readable account of the Guadalupe event is a significant contribution to both Mexican and Chicano Studies. -- Mario T. Garcia, professor of history and Chicano studies, University of California Santa Barbara Those who seek an insider view into the canonization of St. Juan Diego will find this book illuminating. For those interested in the ever evolving fascination with Juan Diego and the Guadalupe event, it is indispensable. -- Timothy Matovina, Associate professor of Theology and the William and Anna Jean Cushwa Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Cat
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