Chapter 11. Colonial Religiosity: Nuns, Heretics, and Witches

  1. Sara Castro-Klaren
  1. Kathryn Joy McKnight

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696446.ch11

A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture

A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture

How to Cite

McKnight, K. J. (2008) Colonial Religiosity: Nuns, Heretics, and Witches, in A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture (ed S. Castro-Klaren), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696446.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405128063

Online ISBN: 9780470696446

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Keywords:

  • colonial religiosity;
  • indigenous americas;
  • colonial times;
  • social control;
  • religious women

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Nuns and other Religious Women and their Communities

  • Heretics: Enemies of the Faith or of the Colonial Political Project?

  • Witches: Ritual Specialists and their Engagement of Natural and Supernatural Powers

  • Connections and Conclusions

  • References and Further Reading