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The Penitentes of Sangre de Cristos: An American Tragedy
The Penitentes of Sangre de Cristos An American Tragedy Author:Bill Tate Tragedy is the reenactment of an event of high importance. The Penitentes of the Sangre de Cristos each year during Lent reenact the passion of Christ. — The Penitentes method of worship through the rite of tragic drama is a way of rendering the incomprehensible comprehensible. It is a manner in which to express the abstract in the concrete, an a... more »ttempt to make the conceivable perceivable, a striving toward objectivity.
He finds in the unfolding of the events of the Lenten drama the meaning of the irony and tragedy that he faces in his own life, the unravelling of the inscrutable that he finds all around him in everyday events.
"Distinctly not a run of the mill publication. A great deal of research has been done on this book. Valuable for persons interested in this flagellant sect." -- Alice Bullock, Santa Fe New Mexican
"A philosophical and rather poetic study of the Penitentes ... based largely on first hand knowledge." -- Howard Bryan, Albuquerque Tribune