WIAS Visiting Fellow Seminar:
In the Limits of Missionary Knowledge and Practice: Indigenous rites and beliefs in comparative perspective
Guillermo Luis WILDE (Associate Professor, National University of San Martin)
日 時/Date & Time
Friday, 21 April 2017, 10:40～12:10
In this talk I explore Jesuit missionaries´ accounts on the indigenous traditions of Colonial South American. I distinguish two levels of discourse. One more visible corresponds to the identification of native beliefs (concepts, terms) in the native languages and their translation into Christian ideas. Another level, less visible, corresponds to the Indian ritual practices themselves, which were either equated with sacraments or relegated to the sphere of innocuous customs that could be gradually domesticated. My argument is that in their descriptions of indigenous societies, Jesuits constructed an arbitrary separation of spheres (civil-religious), in order to control knowledge about those societies.
対 象/Prospected Audience
Faculty and staff members of a university, grad students, the general publics
Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS), Waseda University
Free of charge. Please come to the event venue directly.