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Forgotten Fransiscans

Writings from an Inquisitional Theorist, a Heretic, and an Inquisitional Deputy
by Martin Austin Nesvig
Pennsylvania State Univ Pr

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Pub Date: 2011
Format: Paperback with bw illus.
Pages: 117 pp.
Size: 5.50 x 8.25 inches

ISBN: 9780271048727
TB Code: 1904302
Availability: 80 in stock

The Franciscans were the first missionaries to come to Mexico, and the Franciscans developed important and lucrative ties with the newly rich conquistador elite and the faction behind Cortés. The order quickly became the wealthiest, having the most dramatic missionary churches, owning prime real estate in Mexico-Tenochtitlan, and being de facto rulers of large indigenous communities. Forgotten Franciscans offers documents and written works by three Spanish Franciscans of the early modern period who, while well known by their contemporaries, have been largely forgotten by modern-day scholars. Alfonso de Castro, an inquisitional theorist, offers a defense of Indian education; Alonso Cabello, convicted of Erasmianism in Mexico City, discusses Christ’s humanity in a Nativity sermon; and Diego Muñoz, an inquisitional deputy, investigates witchcraft in Celaya. Together they offer new perspectives on the mythologies and realities of Franciscan thought in the New World.