By Mats Lundhal
This ebook examines the connection among economics, politics and faith in the course of the case of Olivorio Mateo and the spiritual circulate he encouraged from 1908 within the Dominican Republic. The authors discover how and why the hot faith used to be shaped, and why it was once such a success. evaluating this example with different peasant hobbies, they exhibit ways that people faith serves as a reaction to specific difficulties which come up in peasant societies during periods of pressure.
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Other ‘missionaries’ underline that the ‘spiritual sphere’ must be ‘felt’ or ‘experienced’. When it was pointed out to them that their own stories of personal encounters with the dwellers of the spiritual sphere 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 Interview with León Romilio Ventura, Media Luna, 5 May 1986. Interview with León Romilio Ventura, Media Luna, 17 January 1986. Interview with León Romilio Ventura, Las Matas de Farfán, 14 May 1989. Interview with León Romilio Ventura, Media Luna, 17 January 1986.
Interview with León Romilio Ventura, Las Matas de Farfán, 14 May 1989. Interview with León Romilio Ventura, Media Luna, 17 January 1986. Interview with León Romilio Ventura, Media Luna, 5 May 1986. Ibid. Crapanzano (1985), pp. 80–1. , p. 6. Introduction 15 differ from one occasion to another, they simply shrugged their shoulders and stated that this is not important, since the force and the message do not change. After talking to several people and learning some of the ‘idiosyncrasies’ of the valley, you soon realize that in most cases the discrepancies in their stories are not very large and not of any crucial importance.
To this category belong ‘economic and political changes that result in an increase in the indignities and appropriations to which subordinate groups are subjected’. These will increase 45 46 47 48 49 50 Scott (1985), pp. 286–7. See Hirschman (1970). Scott (1990), pp. 37–8. , p. 9. , pp. xii–xiii. , p. 19. 51 In the present work, we make an attempt to decipher the hidden transcript of Olivorismo, with the aid of the Olivorista lore as expressed in the songs, myths and tales that have sprung up around Olivorio’s person.