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Cristo-Helios americano:La inculturación del culto al sol en el arte y arquitectura de los virreinatos de la Nueva España y del Perú

Author(s): Lara , Jaime

Journal: Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas
ISSN 0185-1276

Volume: XXI;
Issue: 75;
Start page: 29;
Date: 1999;
Original page

Taking into account the solar cult practiced by the principal civilization in America, Jaime Lara suggests that the labor of the Spanish missionaries on this continent consisted in the revival of certain sensual aspects of medieval Christianity in order to make it compatible with the indigenous peoples¿ religious beliefs. Rather than a natural syncretism, Lara proposes that a modification of Christianity and its liturgy took place to make them consistent with the main solar cults established by American civilizations
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