I Was and I Am Dust: Penitente Practices as a Way of Knowing

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There are a variety of people, practices, and celebrations in the Catholic Church. At times some of these can be dismissed too easily as extreme, superstitious, or uninformed. Such is the case with the Penitentes of New Mexico. In I Was and I Am Dust, David M. Mellott shares his experiences of the Penitentes as an outsider. Through the voice of Larry Torres, one of the senior members of the Penitentes, Mellott poignantly provides readers with a more intimate picture of this community of practitioners. Readers may be ...

I Was and I Am Dust: Penitente Practices as a Way of Knowing 2009, Pueblo Books, Collegeville, MN

ISBN-13: 9780814662250

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