The Treasure of Guadalupe

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Virgilio P. Elizondo, Allan Figueroa Deck, Timothy Matovina
Rowman & Littlefield, 2006 - Religion - 134 pages
Three leading scholars of Latino religious studies team up in this edited collection to present original meditations and reflections on Our Lady of Guadalupe, one of the most prominent religious images of the western hemisphere. Newest in the Celebrating Faith series, this book considers the meaning behind the symbol of Guadalupe. Because of the wide array of contributors, the figure of Guadalupe is examined from a variety of viewpoints: Catholic and Protestant, male and female, scholarly and liturgical. Written in a scholarly, yet spiritual manner, this analysis of Guadalupe recognizes her dual roles of maternal figure and inspiring evangelizer. Contributors discuss the history of Guadalupe and analyze how to carry out her message and teachings in contemporary society. The Treasure of Guadalupe is ideally suited to courses in Latino religious and cultural studies, and adds important contributions to the ongoing dialogue of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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Contents

Facing the Dragons Fire
1
Seized and Saturated by Gift Living for Others
11
You Can Do It
19
Go Forward in Hope for the Promises of the Lord Will Be Fulfilled
25
Building Bridges as Worlds Collide
31
Who Can Help Us Better to Prepare for Christmas?
39
Treasure of Hope
45
Juan Diego The Empowered Evangelizer
51
The Virgin of the Massacre
81
Why Would Lutherans Celebrate the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe? A Theological Meditation
87
A Great Sign Appeared in the Sky
97
A Church of Hope
103
The Text of the Nican Mopohua
109
Further Reading
121
Illustration Credits
123
Index
125

My Dear Juan Diego
59
Till There Was You
65
Converted by Beauty
73
About the Editors and Contributors
131
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Timothy Matovina is associate professor of theology and the William and Anna Jean Cushwa Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame. Virgil Elizondo is Notre Dame Professor of Pastoral and Hispanic Theology. In 2007 Rev. Elizondo was the recipient of the Catholic Theological Society of America's John Courtney Murray Award, for distinguished achievement in the study of theology. Allan Figueroa Deck is Executive Director of the Loyola Institute for Spirituality.

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