Native American Theology

ISBN-10: 157075361X

ISBN-13: 9781570753619

Edition: 2001

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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 3/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Our Purpose
Indian Theology and the Dream of Freedom
Knowing Our History
Indians and Christians
The Question of Conversion
Religion and Culture
Space, Time, and Place
The Value of Community
Gender
Ethical Values and the Concept of Sin
Hermeneutics: Origin of Belief
Differing Bases for Interpretation of the Bible
Native Hermeneutics
Seeking a Biblical Base for Interpretation
Creation: Balancing the World for Seven Generations
Creation
Beginnings
Human Beginnings
Human Privilege and Communities of Respect
Balancing the World for Life
Reciprocity: A Foundation for Balance
Spatiality: Place and Time
The Circle and Mitakuye Oyasin
Deity: The Creative Power in the World
Diverse Cultural Views of God and Gods
Wakonda: An Indian Deity
Christology: Who Do You Say That I Am?
The Gift of Vicarious Suffering
American Indians and Jesus
Language and Lordship: Jesus as Conqueror
Lordship and the Shaping of the Amer-European Experience
No Other Name: Colonizer's Claim to Universal Truth
Christ, Logos, Pre-existence and Corn Mother
Corn Mother as Christ
Conclusion
Theological Anthropology: Is the Windingo Real?
A Brief History of Anthropology
The Concept of Personhood
The Nature of Power
Sacred Clowns
Myth and Sacred Text
Sacred Time and Sacred Space
Models of Cultural Change
Indian Anthropologists
Sin and Ethics: The Notion of Sin
Will and Power
Sin and Sexuality
Death and Afterlife
Sin and Law
Sin and Sickness
Ethical Values and the Concept of Sin
The Sin of Pride
Trickster: The Sacred Fool
The Reversal of the Ordinary
Jesus as Trickster
Land: We Sing the Land into Existence
The Howling Wilderness
A Problematic Historical Context
Culture and Conversion
Legal Constructs of Indian Land
"Let Him Begin without Lands"
Contemporary Issues with Regard to Land
Redefining Land
Christian Attitudes Toward Native Spirituality
Native Americans and Environmental Concerns
Eschatology: End, Salvation, Rebirth
The World Wears Out
Pre- and Post-Contact Eschatological Traditions
Messianic Traditions
Who Do You Say That I Am?
Afterword
Racism
Land Claims
Stereotyping
Wannabes
Mascots, Brand Names, and Cultural Appropriation
Freedom of Religion and Its Violation
Native Americans and the Church
Poverty and Other Issues
Conclusion
Notes
Index
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