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American Indian Liberation A Theology of Sovereignty

ISBN-10: 1570758050
ISBN-13: 9781570758058
Edition: 2008
Authors: George E. Tinker
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Orbis Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 170
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748

""Tink" Tinker 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 the Christian beliefs of the colonists - and of the majority society since the colonial period - largely failed to Christianize the native population." "Different conceptual frameworks and different understandings of terms made (and make) Christian doctrine unappealing and at times incomprehensible to Indians. Tinker focuses in particular on differing understandings of Jesus Christ and of the land."--BOOK JACKET.

Introduction: Historic Pain and the Political Present Pointing to a Healthy Future
Struggle, Resistance, Liberation, and Theological Methodology: Indigenous Peoples and the Two-Thirds World
Colonization and the Racialization of Politics
Class Analysis and the Liberal Colonizer Solution to Colonial Violence
The Colonization of Language and Categories of Analysis
Colonization and the Marginalization of Women: Knowing Our Own Past
Conclusion
Creation, Justice, and Peace: Indians, Christianity, and Trinitarian Theologies
The First Shall Be Last: Christomonism and the Loss of Creation
The Circle and Mitakuye Oyasin
The Circle as Symbolic Cosmos of Interrelationship
Creation and Kingdom
Repentance as Return
Confession, Return, and the Integrity of Creation
Harmony and Balance: Reimaging Creation
Ecojustice and American Indian Sovereignty
"Creation as Beloved of God"
Human Privilege and Communities of Respect
Balancing the World for Life
Reciprocity: A Foundation for Balance
Spatiality: Place vs. Time
Ecojustice, Sovereignty, and a Theology of Liberation
Individualism and Western Development
Statism and Indigenous Sovereignty
Christology and Colonialism: Jesus, Corn Mother, and Conquest
That the People Might Live!
Political and Cultural Analyses
Decolonizing Indian Christology
American Indians and Jesus
No Other Name: Colonizer's Claim to Universal Truth
Christ, Logos, Preexistence, and Corn Mother
Corn Mother as Christ
Conclusion
Abjection, Violence, Missions, and American Indians: Missionary Conquest in an Age of Pluralism
Joseph C. Hough's Proposal
A Brand New Evangelism: Be Jesus. Don't Preach Jesus.
American Indian Liberation: Paddling a Canoe Upstream
Tensions with Christianity
Exchanging Histories: Canaanites, Cowboys, and Indians
Ceremonial Revivification and New-Age Colonialists
An Indian Challenge to Our Amer-european Colonizer Relatives
Challenges for Indian People
Culture and Domination: A "Postcolonial" Quandary
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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