For this Land: Writings on Religion in America

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Psychology Press, 1999 - History - 311 pages
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Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinitiestakes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross section of sources including the work of theological, scholastic, and monastic writers, sagas, hagiography and memoirs, material culture, chronicles, examplaand vernacular literature, sumptuary legislation, and the records of ecclesiastical courts. The studies address questions of what constituted male identity, and male sexuality. How was masculinity constructed in different social groups? How did the secular and ecclesiastical ideals of masculinity reinforce each other or diverge? These essays address the topic of medieval men and, through a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches, significantly extend our understanding of how, in the Middle Ages, masculinity and identity were conflicted and multifarious.
 

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Thirty years' worth of Deloria's essays on religion and Native American life, thoughtfully edited and presented. Deloria is famous as a pioneering Native American activist, legal scholar, and writer ... Read full review

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Deloria, who is a Sioux, has been a major figure in Native American affairs for several decades and is perhaps best known for his political activism. He has also written widely on religion and Native ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction An American Critique of Religion
1
WHITE CHURCH RED POWER
19
Indian Protest Movement 1973
31
LIBERATING THEOLOGY
69
Christian Churches in America 1972
77
It Is a Good Day to Die 1972
84
WORLDVIEWS IN COLLISION
119
Friends or Enemies? 1987
145
HABITS OF THE STATE
163
The Moral Dimensions of the Reburial Issue 1989
187
Freedom of Religion in Scalias America 1991
214
OLD WAYS IN A NEW WORLD
229
Knowing Land Places and Ourselves 1991
250
Is Religion Possible?
261
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Vine Deloria, Jr., a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota and former director of the National Congress of American Indians, is Professor of History at the University of Colorado. He is the author of numerous books, including Red Earth, White Lies (1995), God is Red (1973), and Custer Died for your Sins (1969).James Treatteaches in the Honors College at the University of Oklahoma. He edited Native and Christian: Indigenous Voices on Religious Identity in the United States and Canada, also published by Routledge.

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