The Devil in the New World: The Impact of Diabolism in New Spain

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Despite the extensive modern literature on the evangelization of the New World, the devil has received little attention. Yet until the end of the eighteenth century, missionaries themselves saw diabolism as the root of the Amerindian belief system and as the principal reason for their own failure to establish a church purged of Satan and pagan superstition. This book explores the nature of diabolism and describes how it occupied a central place in assessments of all non-Christian religious systems, as well as in the bitter ...

The Devil in the New World: The Impact of Diabolism in New Spain 1997, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300068894

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