- Paperback: 172 pages
- Publisher: Rio Nuevo Publishers (November 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1887896511
- ISBN-13: 978-1887896511
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Folk Saints of the Borderlands: Victims, Bandits, and Healers Paperback – November, 2003
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Despite the statement on the back of the book that the author "has studied traditional folkways and religious expression throughout the American Southwest and northern Mexico for four decades," there are some rookie mistakes. The most glaring being his assertion that "saints do not work miracles; only God can do that." This is one of the differences between the cosmology of Catholicism practiced in Mexico (and other lands south of the border) and of that practiced in the USA and most of Europe: saints do indeed grant miracles, and it is practical to pray to them as God is seen as often being rather distant. There is also the claim that the first saint was St.Read more ›