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SMITH, Benjamin. The Lord of Pardon (Señor del Perdón) and the Matacristos of Oaxaca: the Mexican Revolution from the Catholics' Point of View. Desacatos [online]. 2010, n.34, pp. 61-76. ISSN 1405-9274.
This article explores the religious responses to the violence of the Mexican Revolution in two communities in the state of Oaxaca -San Pablo y San Pedro Tequixtepec in the Mixteca Baja and Magdalena Tequisistlan in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. In Tequixtepec the dialogue between the clergy and the lay worshippers precipitated an orthodox innovative, accepted by the ecclesiastical authorities. In Te-quisistlan, the lack of religious negotiations caused a less acceptable religious revival, the crucification of an Italian traveller.
Keywords : Oaxaca; religious culture; violence; resistance; Millenarist worship.