American Indian Liberation: A Theology of Sovereignty

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Orbis Books, 2008 - History - 170 pages
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Why Christian understandings of Jesus and God clash with American Indian worldviews. "Tink" Tinker of the Osage Nation describes the oppression suffered by American Indians since the arrival of European colonists, who brought a different worldview across the ocean and attempted to convert the native population to the religion they also imported. The methodology, language, and understandings of Christian beliefs of the colonists????????????????????????and the majority society since the colonial period????????????????????????have largely failed to Christianize the native population. Different conceptual frameworks and different understandings of terms made (and make) Christian doctrine particularly unappealing and at times incomprehensible to Indians.

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Thought-provoking and unsettling in many ways--this book opened my eyes to the way words and actions from my white ancestors have hurt and continue to hurt Native American communities. Read it, especially if you are unfamiliar with Native American culture. Read full review

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This is a thoughtful discussion that attempts to reclaim much lost Native American spirituality, without losing a two hundred year history of Christianity. Dr. Tinker rebukes mainstream Christian ... Read full review


Struggle Resistance Liberation and Theological Methodology
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George E. "Tink" Tinker, a member of the Osage Nation, is a professor of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions at Iliff School of Theology in Denver.

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