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Mother Figured: Marian Apparitions and the Making of a Filipino Universal

Deirdre de la Cruz


This book is a wide-ranging study of the efflorescence of apparitions and miracles of the Virgin Mary in the Philippines, from the mid-nineteenth century to the turn of the millennium. It examines not only the conditions of this efflorescence but also its effects, and charts the ways in which the cult of Mary has transformed the place of Filipinos in the greater Catholic world. Whereas most scholarship on the “Age of Mary” has understood this religious revival as resisting the social, political, and economic transformations wrought by modernity, this book demonstrates that much of nineteenth a ... More

Keywords: Virgin Mary, Philippines, catholicism, catholic church, mass media, miracles, apparitions, modernity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226314884
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226315072.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deirdre de la Cruz, author
University of Michigan