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Author Vico, Domingo de, 1485-1555, author.

Title The Americas' first theologies : early sources of post-contact indigenous religion / edited and translated by Garry Sparks ; with Frauke Sachse and Sergio Romero
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (xv, 324 pages)
Series AAR, American Academy of Religion: Religion in Translation
AAR religion in translation.
Contents Cover; Series; The Americas' First Theologies; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword by Robert M. Carmack; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Introduction; 1. Domingo de Vico's "Theology 'for' or 'of' the Indians"; Context: Vico's Theologia Indorum (1553 and 1554); Texts: Theologia Indorum (1553 and 1554); Reconstructed Table of Contents of Parts I and II; Part I, Proemium; Part I, Chapter 1; Part I, Chapter 2; Part I, Chapter 3; Part I, Chapter 4; Part I, Chapter 5; Part I, Chapter 6; Part I, Chapter 22; Part I, Chapter 25; Part I, Chapter 30 (Frauke Sachse, trans.); Part I, Chapter 47
Part I, Chapter 105 and Colophon2. Other Dominican Lessons in Highland Mayan Languages-Spoken and Sung; Coplas of Friar Luis de Cáncer, O.P.; Context by Sergio Romero; Text: Cáncer's Coplas, 1 and 2 (Sergio Romero, trans.); Doctrina christiana en lengua quiché by Friar Damián Delgado, O.P.; Context by Frauke Sachse; Text: Delgado's Doctrina christiana en lengua quiché (Frauke Sachse, trans.); 3. Highland Maya Theological Production; Popol Wuj (ca. 1554-ca. 1558), folio 1 recto; Context; Text; Title of Totonicapán (ca. 1554), folios 1-7; Context; Text; Xpantzay Cartulary I (ca. 1552)
ContextText; Title of the Tamub' I (1580), folio 1; Context; Text; Title of Santa Clara La Laguna (1583); Context; Text; Title of the Tamub' III (1592); Context; Text; Title of the Ilokab' (ca. 1592); Context; Text; Xpantzay Cartulary VI (ca. 1658); Context; Text; Another Colophon; Bibliography; Index
Summary The Americas' First Theologies provides the first English translation of some of the earliest post-contact religious texts, including selections from the Theologia Indorum and early indigenous texts written for the Maya that were influenced by this theological treatise
Notes "Foreword by Robert M. Carmack"--Cover
Contains facsimiles of original document, along with trancriptions in quiché and corresponding translations into English
The Theologia Indorum by Dominican friar Domingo de Vico was the first explicit Christian theology written in the Americas and remains the longest text in any indigenous American language. While its impact never left the region of the Guatemalan highlands its immediate readers, namely the Highland Maya, engaged it as they began to write some of the first post-contact indigenous American literature. Rather than merely condemn the Maya religion, Vico appropriated local terms and images from Maya mythology and ritual that he thought could convey Christianity. Furthermore, his attempt at translating, if not reconfiguring, Christianity for a Maya readership entailed his mastery of not only numerous Mayan languages but also the highly poetic ceremonial rhetoric of many indigenous Mesoamerican peoples. This book also includes for the first time in English two other pastoral texts, parts of a songbook and a catechism, also originally written in Highland Mayan languages by fellow Dominicans, which show the wider influence of Vico's ethnographic approach shared by a particular school of Dominicans
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English language, Quiché language transliteration and English translation
Made available in English translation from the sixteenth-century K'iche' Maya for the first time, this book presents a selection of exemplary sections of Vico's theological tome that illustrate Vico's doctrine of god, cosmogony, moral anthropology, understanding of natural law and biblical history, and constructive engagement with pre-Hispanic Maya religion
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 12, 2017)
Subject Catholic Church -- Doctrines.
SUBJECT Catholic Church fast
Subject Quiché language -- Texts -- Early works to 1800
Theology, Doctrinal.
Indians of Mexico -- Religion.
Manuscripts, Quiché -- Facsimiles
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Native American.
Indians of Mexico -- Religion
Manuscripts, Quiché
Quiché language
Theology, Doctrinal
Genre/Form Early works
Form Electronic book
Author Sparks, Garry, editor, translator
Sachse, Frauke, contributor
Romero, Sergio, contributor
Carmack, Robert M., 1934- writer of foreword.
Vico, Domingo de, 1485-1555. Theologia indorum. Selections. Quiché.
Vico, Domingo de, 1485-1555. Theologia indorum. Selections. English.
LC no. 2017021966
ISBN 9780190678319