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Special Issue "Death in the New World: The Rise of Santa Muerte"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2016) | Viewed by 40823
Special Issue Editors
Interests: Santa Muerte; religion in Latin America; Charismatic Christianity
Special Issue Information
The cult of Santa Muerte, or Saint Death, is becoming one of the fastest growing spiritual traditions in the world. In this Special Issue of Religions, scholars take a multi-disciplinary look at the tradition and explore the ways in which Santa Muerte’s popularity challenges societal views of spirituality. Despite her long history as an occult, liminal figure in the Americas, and her explosive growth over the past decade, scholarly research on Santa Muerte has been marginal. With this Special Issue we hope to bring more light into the shadows of contemporary US and Latin American cultures where Saint Death holds sway.
Prof. Dr. R. Andrew Chesnut
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Santa Muerte
- Saint Death
- Death Studies
- Folk Saint
- Folk Catholicism
- Popular Spirituality
- Latin America
- Grim Reaper