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Embodying the Sacred characters Õ 107 é In seventeenth century Lima pious Catholic women gained profound theological understanding and enacted expressions of spiritual devotion by engaging with a wide range of sacred texts and objects as well as with one another their families and ecclesiastical authorities In Embodying the Sacred Nancy E van In seventeenth century Lima pious Catholic women gained profound theological understanding and enacted expressions of spiritual devotion by engaging with a wide range of sacred texts and objects as well as with one another their families and ecclesiastical authorities In Embodying the Sacred Nancy E van Deusen considers how women created and.

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Navigated a spiritual existence within the colonial city's complex social milieu Through close readings of diverse primary sources van Deusen shows that these women recognized the divine or were objectified as conduits of holiness in innovative and powerful ways dressing a religious statue performing charitable acts sharing interiorized spi.

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Embodying the SacredRitual visions constructing autobiographical texts or offering their hair or fingernails to disciples as living relics In these manifestations of piety each of these women transcended the limited outlets available to them for expressing and enacting their faith in colonial Lima and each transformed early modern Catholicism in meaningful ways.