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Title Siguense veynte y seis addiciones desta postilla [manuscript]: las quales hizo el auctor della despues de muchos años que la avía hecho, ante que se imprimiese / oquimochi huilli yn fray Bernardino de Sahagun.
Author Sahagún, Bernardino de (d.1590)
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Two copies of Sahagún’s earlier "addiciones" to the Postilla, a textual fragment of a larger series of admonitions, and a concluding appendix added in 1579. 1486A and 1486B are both copies of the additions: 1486A, entitled "Nican vnpeoa yn nemachtiliz tlatolli," is the complete version, signed by Sahagún, with titles and text in Nahuatl, and "cut and paste" corrections; while 1486B is incomplete, with titles in Spanish. The additions explain the three theological virtues: Faith (ch. 1-3), Hope (ch. 4), and Charity (ch. 5-9). Chapters 11-24 concern specific examples of the virtues, such as charity towards one’s neighbors; charity towards oneself; love of one’s enemies; and neighborly love. The final three chapters describe the punishments of hell; the rewards of virtue in the glories of heaven; and death and the day of judgment. The fragment of text accompanying the appendix (1486C) contains moral and doctrinal admonitions or "tenonotzaliztli," condemning native rituals. The appendix (1486D), copied by one of Sahagún’s scribes, Alonso Vegerano, also condemns Indian religious beliefs, with special emphasis on the role of the devil in Indian life.
Places Mexico
Keywords Christianity, religion, language, missionary, church
Theme Missionaries and Education
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Mesoamerica
Language Nahuatl; Spanish
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 1486
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue