Dr. R. Andrew Chesnut was recently featured on Interfaith Voices, a leading public radio news program, to discuss La Nina Bonita, and give some insight into the deeper relevance of this feverishly contested faith tradition. From the show's description: "Drug traffickers and police, maligned women and any who feel death may be imminent: those who venerate … Continue reading El Culto de la Santa Muerte – Dr. R. Andrew Chesnut on Interfaith Voices
(This interview was orginally published at the World Religion and Spirituality Forum, part of the World Religion and Spirituality Project at Virginia Commonwealth University) Dr. Chesnut, welcome to the World Religions and Spirituality Forum. WRSP: Reading about Santa Muerte in the media suggests that this devotionalism has just burst upon the scene. In your work … Continue reading SANTA MUERTE: THE NEW SAINT IN TOWN An interview with Dr. R. Andrew Chesnut
Independent researcher David Metcalfe recently appeared on the second episode of Invisible College Radio to discuss the growing popularity of Santa Muerte in the Americas with the show's host, Austin Gandy. The conversation covers some of the common misconceptions regarding the devotional tradition, Santa Muerte's magical aspects, and touches on a more nuanced understanding of … Continue reading Santa Muerte on Invisible College Radio!
The Santa Fe Radio Cafe recently featured Dr. R. Andrew Chesnut, Chair of Catholic Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, in conversation with host Mary-Charlotte.
"More and more African Americans and Anglo Americans are interested in Her stuff, and that's obviously fairly recent. She seems to be transcending her Mexican roots, and even the pan-Latin roots, and appealing to people who aren't Mexican or Latin American heritage."