Latinoamérica. Revista de estudios Latinoamericanos
versão impressa ISSN 1665-8574
VENCES VIDAL, Magdalena. Manifestations of the popular religiosity about three original Marian images: the unity of ritual and formal diversity. Latinoamérica [online]. 2009, n.49, pp. 97-126. ISSN 1665-8574.
The article deals about the popular religiosity through the cult to three Marian images during the Colony: "The Virgen de Guadalupe del Tepeyac" (Mexico), The "Virgen del Rosario de Chiquinquirá" (Colombia) and "The Virgen de El Quinche" (Ecuador). This three Hispanic-American cases are a reference the author uses to reflect, in the first part, about the concept used to explain the religious behavior of the people -mainly the religiosity, the popular and the official-; through Spanish authors which study those concepts, exposes the roll the external collective manifestations had about the images and phenomena like miracles and celebrations. In the second part, the author describes the means used to strengthen and to expand the cult to sacred images and she highlights the important roll that the translation of those images and their reproductions had. Finally she analyses the concepts of culture and baroque.
Palavras-chave : Virgin Mary; Religiosity; Procession; Culture; Baroque; Ritual.