This research is a comparison of religious beliefs of three cultures of México. My first goal is a critical analysis of the similarities and differences between religious practices and how they relate presently. I argue that the religious ideology imposed on the indigenous of México was similar to their original beliefs that in their organic form produced a lifestyle superior to that of Spanish ideologies. Furthermore, I hypothesize that returning to the religious aspects of introspection, community and truth through xochitl in cuicatl, would result in that superior lifestyle.
This subject is approached using cultural analysis, textual exegesis, historical and phenomenological methodologies. Relying on close readings of codices, the elements of the sociological theory of Peter Berger and employing the work of Juana Gutierrez de Mendoza as a lens into Caxcán ideology. My hope is to further the scholarly research of this understudied peoples and the region they inhabit.
|Commitee:||Piar, Carlos, Stewart, David T.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Religious history, Native American studies|
|Keywords:||Caxcan, Nochistlan, Quezada|
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