DANIEL T. REFF
Title: Plagues, Priests And Demons : Sacred Narratives and the Rise of Christianity in the Old World and the New
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr December 2004
0521600502 / 9780521600507
Seller ID: 20080724145143
This comparative interdisciplinary study of the rise of Christianity in the late Roman Empire and in colonial Mexico reveals that epidemic disease undermined pre-Christian societies, contributing respectively to pagan and Indian interest in new forms of social and religious life. Christian clerics and monks in early medieval Europe and, later, Jesuit missionaries in colonial Mexico, reacted by introducing new beliefs and practices and accommodating indigenous religions as well.