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    Saint Michael's College
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

RS 255 - Aztec Goddess & Christian Madonnas


This course explores the cultural and religious worlds of the Aztecs of Tenochtitlan and the Catholics of medieval Spain, whose encounter in Mexico in the sixteenth century led to a unique blend of Christian thought and practice.  The divine feminine played a prominent role in the life of both these religious traditions and this will be the focus of our investigation.  We will study the myths and images of the many Aztec Goddesses and Christian Madonnas of Mexico’s past and present that form a vital part of the devotional life of the people of Mexico.

Prerequisites: A 100-level Religious Studies course

Full course
Liberal Studies Curriculum: Global Issues that Impact the Common Good or Study of Christian Traditions and Thought
When Offered: Spring