Exposer le miracle ou mettre de l’ordre dans le désordre de la foi : Étude de trois salles votives au Brésil, en France et au Mexique

Abstract : Displaying the Miracle, Ordering the FaithA Study of three ex voto rooms in Brazil, France and Mexico The existence of rooms for the display of votive offerings inside Catholic sanctuaries questions the reasons for which the clergy puts these non-liturgical objects on display. Over the last fifteen years, we have analysed three rooms devoted to ex-voto in places of worship, in Brazil, Brittany and Mexico, in order to understand the variety of votive offerings as well as the logics underlying their display. These vary from site to site and reveal a logic of concession on the part of the Church to forms of popular devotion ; a logic of staging the miracle for evangelizing purposes ; and a patrimonial logic concerned with the museumification of the miracle. Our study is based on ethnographic fieldwork documenting these votive rooms to better identify and understand the strategies of demonstration of contemporary ex-votos.
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Caroline Perrée. Exposer le miracle ou mettre de l’ordre dans le désordre de la foi : Étude de trois salles votives au Brésil, en France et au Mexique. Terrains et Travaux : Revue de Sciences Sociales, ENS Cachan, 2017, Varia, ⟨ http://www.cairn.info/revue-terrains-et-travaux-2017-1-page-143.htm⟩. ⟨halshs-01565568⟩

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