Pedro Claver y la labor de evangelización en Cartagena de Indias (Siglo XVII): Fuentes claves para analizar a los africanos en el Nuevo Mundo

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  • Paola Vargas Arana Faculdade de Ciencia e Tecnologia EaD

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2316-9141.v0i155p43-79

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Cartagena de Indias, Africanos y Jesuitas siglo XVII, Evangelización de Africanos

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The article analyzes the Pedro Claver canonization process which shows his work of evangelizing African people in Cartagena de Indias during the XVIIth Century. The main objective is to question the saint's utility in the identity formation in the port. The article proposes the saint tries to make the Christian religion one of the aspects of that identity; secondly, he helped to generate alliances between European factions that were looking toward the economic and political control of the port. Nevertheless, he failure in his intention to eradicate the African heritance, which continue in Cartagena's cultural diversity.

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2006-12-30

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