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Spiritual and Identity Transformations of Migrants: An Approach from the Experience of an Andean Community

Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen, 6500HD Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Religions 2019, 10(10), 539; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10100539
Received: 27 June 2019 / Revised: 27 August 2019 / Accepted: 9 September 2019 / Published: 20 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Transformations of Religiosity)
Understanding transformations in the spirituality of people involved in migration processes poses new challenges to theological approaches that usually operate within national or regional boundaries. A central question in this study is how to approach transformations in spirituality and identity, taking into account the migrants’ orientations, both towards their country of origin and towards their country (or countries) of destination. This articles argues that migration is an experience that leads to profound changes in the spirituality and identity of migrants. Taking advantage of insights from transnational studies, this article investigates the traits of a spirituality transformed from a transnational identity with regard to the experience of an Andean community. Particularly, their devotion to the Lord of Qoyllor Rití in Curzco, Lima and New York. View Full-Text
Keywords: migrant spirituality; spiritual transformation; migrant identity; theology of migration; syncretism; popular religion; transnationalism migrant spirituality; spiritual transformation; migrant identity; theology of migration; syncretism; popular religion; transnationalism
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Castillo Guerra, J.E. Spiritual and Identity Transformations of Migrants: An Approach from the Experience of an Andean Community. Religions 2019, 10, 539.

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