Indigenous Anthropology: A Cultural Revolution that Threatens Christian Latin America (IV)

Indigenous Anthropology: A Cultural Revolution that Threatens Christian Latin America (IV) Equating man with animals Egalitarian materialism reduces man, created in the image and likeness of God and endowed with intelligence, will and sensibility, to the category of mere animal: God established an admirable order in creation and put animals, endowed with remarkable instinct but

Indigenous Anthropology: A Cultural Revolution that Threatens Christian Latin America (III)

“A Barbarian is First of All One Who Believes in Barbarism” (Lévi-Strauss) Denying the State of Barbarism with a Mere Play on Words “A barbarian is first of all a man who believes in barbarism,” maintains the structuralist ethnologist Lévi-Strauss (apud Boivin, 68). Even more of a barbarian, despite his studies, was the one who

Indigenous Anthropology: A Cultural Revolution that Threatens Christian Latin America (II)

Rousseau (above) saw savage society as a model of authentic society. Diametrically opposed, the Spanish missionary State gave natives great spiritual and temporal benefits. (Below) Missions in Upper Peru (now Bolivia) Attack on Reason; Violence and Sin Revolutionary anthropologists often reject reason and praise irrationality, an attitude typical of those who feel attracted by the

Indigenous Anthropology: A Cultural Revolution that Threatens Christian Latin America (I)

Professor Luis María Mesquita Errea, of the  Center for Historical, Genealogical and Heraldic Studies of the Mayorazgo de San Sebastián de Sañogasta, La Rioja, Argentina, gave an interesting and incisive lecture about Indigenist Anthropology at the Symposium titled Jornadas de Hispanidad, held in Cordoba, Argentina, in August 2005. The author turned his work into a