Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery

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Fulcrum Publishing, 2008 - Law - 186 pages
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An analysis of how religious bias shaped U.S. federal Indian law.
  

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It's like Newcomb and I were separated at birth. This book excitingly analyzes the discourses of Godly progress that accompanied, or inspired, the colonization of North America. Particularly useful is Newcomb's illustration of how those discourses remain in wide use. Read full review

Contents

A Primer on Cognitive Theory
1
Metaphorical Experience and Federal Indian Law
13
The Conqueror Model
23
Colonizing the Promised Land
37
The Chosen PeoplePromised Land Model
51
The Dominating Mentality of Christendom
59
Johnson v MIntosh
73
Converting Christian Discovery into Heathen Conquest
89
The Mental Process of Negation
103
Christian Nations Theory Hidden in Plain Sight
115
A Sacred Regard for All Living Things
125
Notes
139
References
171
Index
181
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Steven T. Newcomb (Shawnee/Lenape) is the indigenous law research coordinator at the Sycuan education department of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation in San Diego County, California. He is cofounder and codirector of the Indigenous Law Institute, a fellow with the American Indian Policy and Media Initiative at Buffalo State College in New York.

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