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Examining the Heretical Thought: Rethinking medieval heresy in Latin American and Iberian Cultures

Abstract

A collection of essays on heresy and heretical thought in Latin American and Iberian Cultures. Introduction and edition by José Rabasa (Harvard) and Jesús Rodríguez-Velasco (Columbia). These essays were first presented at UC Berkeley, for a conference organized by Rabasa and Rodríguez-Velasco.

Rabasa, José, and Jesús Rodríguez-Velasco, intro. and eds. “Examining the Heretical Thought: Rethinking medieval heresy in Latin American and Iberian Cultures”. Romanic Review, 103.1-2 (2012). Print.

“Why return to the question of heresy? Is there something new to be said on the concept of heresy? Is it possible to rearticulate the discourse on heresy that historical, juridical, and theological studies have developed? Tbe chapters in this volume suggest that the answer is affirmative. And this for the main reason that tbe relationship between cultures at the turn of the twenty- first century with heretical movements bas undergone radical transformations. We are no longer willing to consider heresy as a given object accompanied by a series of valorizations; that is, we can no longer rewrite its history from an exterior position that Michel Foucault would have defined as savage. Scholars with colonial pasts remind us that scholarly work must address issues pertaining to tbe epistemic violence that has been and continues to be inflicted on non-European cultures.” (3)

With articles by Solange Alberro, Enrique Gavilán, Carlos Heusch, Michael Horswell, Alfonso Mendiola, Anna More, and Irene Silverblatt.

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