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The impact of Christianity on colonial Maya, ancient Mexico, China, and Japan; how a monotheistic religion was received by several pagan societies.

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The impact of Christianity on colonial Maya, ancient Mexico, China, and Japan; how a monotheistic religion was received by several pagan societies.

Yamase, Shinji.

Edwin Mellen Pr.

2008

424 pages

$129.95

Hardcover

BR127

Japanese art historian Yamase addresses the relationship between Christianity and the Maya religion of the Spanish colonial period, often called Mayanized Christianity, or religious syncretism. He takes a new look at this religious syncretism or fusion, mainly from the perspective of paganism and dualism, and so compares Christianity's encounter with other pagan cultures, specifically the Aztecs, Incas, Chinese, and Japanese.

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