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Fray Pedro de Gante (1480?-1572): la palabra y la fe

Hernández Triviño, Ascensión

Fray Pedro de Gante (Pieter van der Moere) was an important evangelist and teacher in the New Spain. With two of his fellow missionaries, Fray Juan de Tecto and Fray Juan de Ayora, he led the way in the difficult task of learning the language of those to be converted and becoming an exam­ple of holiness, humility and generosity. Fray Pieter van der Moere was loved and respected for his industriousness to learn Nahuatl and the culture of its speakers. In this article, his work is analyzed taking into account his work as a teacher, his example of life as a follower of St. Francis and his knowledge of the language, i.e. in the love of words and faith, which allowed him to write various Christian doctrines adapting the new evangelical message to the culture of the Nahuas. The content and the value representing the religious-philological context of the Evangelization is described in these doctrines.

Código UNESCO / UNESCO Nomenclature: 550614.
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