International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Religion in Mesoamerica
Alfonso Moises

This article explores the historical roots of the concepts and practices that constitute religious culture in the Mesoamerican cultural area. The author proposes a historical perspective to reveal the different social processes, institutions and historical events that have shaped popular religiosity in Mesoamerica. In summary, the article examines the most salient issues of the Mesoamerican religious experience, such as: Maya religion, the Catholic Church during the conquest, the colony and independence, religious syncretism, shamanism, the "cofradía", theology of liberation and the recent influence of the protestant churches.

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