publication . Article . 2016

Um pregador africano na inquisição portuguesa: Bento de Jesus e a ideologia da escravidão em Cabo Verde no século XVII

Alexandre Almeida Marcussi;
Open Access Portuguese
  • Published: 09 Aug 2016 Journal: Revista Odeere (issn: 2525-4715, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia (UESB)
Abstract
This paper presents and discusses the life of Bento de Jesus, Catholic  lay brother of the Franciscan Order who acted as preacher in Cape Verde during the first half of the 17th century and was condemned to death by the Portuguese Inquisition after a mystical experience which was considered heretical. The contents of his mystical vision will be analysed, as well as the way Bento de Jesus experienced and understood the Catholic dogma and trasmitted it to other Africans in Cape Verde. We intend to show that his preachings, by focusing penitencialist practices and conceptions, reinforced the main aspects of a discourse disseminated in the Portuguese Atlantic w...
Subjects
free text keywords: ideologia da escravidão, catolicismo, africano, inquisição, igreja católica, cabo verde, Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology, GN301-674, Human settlements. Communities, HT51-65, Conta, biology.organism_classification, biology, Art, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Sequencia, Humanities
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