Tongues of Fire

Language and Evangelization in Colonial Mexico
Author(s): 
Farriss, Nancy
ISBN: 
9780190884109
Date published: 
December 2018
Hardback
Price: 
£64.00

Tongues of Fire investigates the role played by language and translation in the creation of Mexican Christianity during the first centuries of colonial rule. Nancy Farriss analyzes how native elites, acting as translators and parish administrators, served to make evangelization an indigenous enterprise, and the new Mexican church an indigenous one.