The Latino Christ in Art, Literature, and Liberation Theology (Querencias) (Hardcover)

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This exploration of Iberian, Latin American, and US-Hispanic representations of Christ focuses on outliers in art, literature, and theology: Spanish painter Salvador Dal , Mexican muralist Jos Clemente Orozco, Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, Spanish existentialist Miguel de Unamuno, Brazilian theologian Leonardo Boff, and Mexican philosopher Jos Vasconcelos, some of the most brilliant stars in the Spanish and Latin American firmament. Their work, and that of others, stands out from the conventional and the traditional, stretching our imagination by opening our eyes to what we do not want to see.

The author also reflects on such significant lesser-known writers as New Mexican author, painter, and priest Fray Ang lico Ch vez; Argentine writer and political leader Ricardo Rojas, author of The Invisible Christ; Mexican American theologian Virgilio Elizondo; and Chicana feminist Gloria Anzald a, author of Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. He shows how artists project their concerns onto representations of Christ and how the perceptions of the reader and viewer reflect their culture and their psychology. Along the way, Candelaria explores the philosophical issues of representation in aesthetics and the problems of hermeneutics and identity.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780826358790
ISBN-10: 0826358799
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: April 15th, 2018
Pages: 248
Language: English
Series: Querencias

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