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RELIGION

The Healing Power of the Santuario de Chimayó

Christian Theologies of the Sacraments

America’s Miraculous Church

A Comparative Introduction

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Am e ri ca’s M i racul ous Church

The remarkable history of the Santuario de Chimayó, the church whose worldrenowned healing powers have drawn visitors to its steps for centuries

Nestled in a valley at the feet of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico, the Santuario de Chimayó has been called the most important Catholic pilgrimage site in America. Brett Hendrickson

The book tells the fascinating stories of the Pueblo and Nuevomexicano Catholic origins of the site and the building of the church, the eventual transfer of the property to the Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe, and the modern pilgrimage of believers alongside thousands of tourists. Drawing on extensive archival research as well as fieldwork in Chimayó, Brett Hendrickson examines the claims that various constituencies have made on the Santuario, its stories, dirt, ritual life, commercial value, and aesthetic character. The importance of the story of the Santuario de Chimayó goes well beyond its sacred dirt, to illuminate the role of Southwestern Hispanics and Catholics in American religious history and identity. The healing powers and marvel of the Santuario shine through the pages of Hendrickson’s book, allowing readers of all faiths to feel like they have stepped inside an institution in American and religious history. BRETT HENDRICKSON is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Lafayette College.

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JUSTIN S. HOLCOMB and DAVID A. JOHNSON

Christian Theologies of the Sacraments

Delves into the ancient debate regarding the nature and purpose of the seven sacraments

What are the sacraments? For centuries, this question has elicited a lively discussion among theologians, and a variety of answers that do anything but outline a unified belief concerning these fundamental ritual structures. Edited by Justin S. Holcomb and David A. Johnson

A COMPA R ATI V E

IN T RODU C TION

In this extremely cohesive and well-crafted volume, a group of renowned scholars map the theologies of sacraments offered by key Christian figures from the Early Church through the twenty-first century. Together, they provide a guide to the variety of views about sacraments found throughout Christianity, showcasing the variety of approaches to understanding the sacraments across the Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox faith traditions. Rather than attempting to distill these into a single view, the book addresses many of the questions that theologians have tackled over the two thousand -year history of Christianity. In doing so, it paves the way for developing theologies of sacraments for present and future contexts. The definitive resource on theologies of the sacraments, this volume is a must-read for students, theologians, and spiritually interested readers alike.

JUSTIN S. HOLCOMB is Affiliate Professor of Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Canon for Vocations in the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, and editor of Christian Theologies of Scripture (NYU Press 2006) and Christian Theologies of Salvation (NYU Press 2017). DAVID A. JOHNSON is Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Valdosta, Georgia.

AUGUST 2017 264 PAGES • 15 black & white illustrations PAPER • 978-1-4798-8427-8 • $30.00S (£24.99) CLOTH • 978-1-4798-1550-0 • $89.00X (£74.00) In the Religion, Race, and Ethnicity series RELIGION • TRAVEL 36

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NYU Press Spring 2017