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Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico

Frank Graziano


Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico is based on fieldwork at several shrines and basilicas and is supported by research in a vast, interdisciplinary body of previous scholarship. The analysis is primarily in material religion and the psychology of religion. The study is written in two voices, one analytical and the other narrative, that alternate throughout the book. The focus is on miracles in everyday life; miraculous images, meaning statues and paintings imbued with sacred presence and power; and petitionary devotion, by which votaries request miracles and in exchange make offe ... More

Keywords: miracles, miraculous images, votive offerings, ex votos, material religion, psychology of religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199790869
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790869.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frank Graziano, author
John D. MacArthur Professor of Hispanic Studies, Connecticut College