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Author Jones, Pamela M

Title Celebrating Teresa of Avila : The Discalced Carmelites in Italy and Their Mission to Persia and the East Indies
Edition 1st ed
Published Boston : BRILL, 2023


Description 1 online resource (270 pages)
Series Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700 Series
Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700 Series
Contents Teresa's beatification celebrations in Italy, 1614 -- Teresa's Italian canonization celebrations, 1622 -- The mission to Persia and the East Indies : conversionary aspirations and festivities
Summary "Teresa of Avila's cult was dramatically disseminated in previously unknown celebrations honoring her beatification (1614) and canonization (1622) in Italy and Portuguese Asia, the purview of her Discalced Carmelite Order's Italian Congregation. Reconstructions and analyses of the festivities in Genoa, Rome, Naples, Hormuz, and Goa center on the presentation of Teresa's gender, deeds, virtues, and miracles. The geopolitical roles played by religious, secular, and family networks in particularizing and propagating Teresa's universal cult are emphasized. The desired goal of converting Muslims and Hindus is addressed in light of attitudes toward ethnic and religious diversity shared by lay and ecclesiastical authorities"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Teresa, of Avila, Saint, 1515-1582 -- Cult
Christianity and the arts.
Festival architecture -- Themes, motives
Geopolitics -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004548912