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A Native American Theology

Clara Sue Kidwell, Homer Noley, George E. "Tink" Tinker
Format
Book
Published
Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books c2001.
Language
English
ISBN
157075361X (pbk.)
Contents
  • Indian Theology and the Dream of Freedom 4
  • Knowing Our History 5
  • Indians and Christians 8
  • Question of Conversion 10
  • Religion and Culture 11
  • Space, Time, and Place 13
  • Value of Community 15
  • Gender 16
  • Ethical Values and the Concept of Sin 18
  • 1. Hermeneutics: Origin of Belief 21
  • Differing Bases for Interpretation of the Bible 22
  • Native Hermeneutics 28
  • Seeking a Biblical Base for Interpretation 29
  • 2. Creation: Balancing the World for Seven Generations 32
  • Creation 34
  • Beginnings 36
  • Human Beginnings 37
  • Human Privilege and Communities of Respect 38
  • Balancing the World for Life 40
  • Reciprocity: A Foundation for Balance 41
  • Spatiality: Place and Time 44
  • Circle and Mitakuye Oyasin 48
  • 3. Deity: The Creative Power in the World 52
  • Diverse Cultural Views of God and Gods 53
  • Wakonda: An Indian Deity 56
  • 4. Christology: Who Do You Say That I Am? 62
  • Gift of Vicarious Suffering 63
  • American Indians and Jesus 65
  • Language and Lordship: Jesus as Conqueror 67
  • Lordship and the Shaping of the Amer-European Experience 68
  • No Other Name: Colonizer's Claim to Universal Truth 70
  • Christ, Logos, Pre-existence and Corn Mother 76
  • Corn Mother as Christ 79
  • 5. Theological Anthropology: Is the Windingo Real? 85
  • A Brief History of Anthropology 86
  • Concept of Personhood 88
  • Nature of Power 89
  • Sacred Clowns 91
  • Myth and Sacred Text 92
  • Sacred Time and Sacred Space 94
  • Models of Cultural Change 95
  • Indian Anthropologists 98
  • 6. Sin and Ethics: The Notion of Sin 100
  • Will and Power 101
  • Sin and Sexuality 103
  • Death and Afterlife 105
  • Sin and Law 106
  • Sin and Sickness 107
  • Ethical Values and the Concept of Sin 108
  • Sin of Pride 111
  • 7. Trickster: The Sacred Fool 113
  • Reversal of the Ordinary 114
  • Jesus as Trickster 121
  • 8. Land: We Sing the Land into Existence 126
  • Howling Wilderness 130
  • A Problematic Historical Context 131
  • Culture and Conversion 133
  • Legal Constructs of Indian Land 134
  • "Let Him Begin without Lands" 136
  • Contemporary Issues with Regard to Land 140
  • Redefining Land 141
  • Christian Attitudes Toward Native Spirituality 146
  • Native Americans and Environmental Concerns 146
  • 9. Eschatology: End, Salvation, Rebirth 149
  • World Wears Out 151
  • Pre- and Post-Contact Eschatological Traditions 152
  • Messianic Traditions 155
  • Who Do You Say That I Am? 161
  • Racism 167
  • Land Claims 169
  • Stereotyping 170
  • Wannabes 171
  • Mascots, Brand Names, and Cultural Appropriation 173
  • Freedom of Religion and Its Violation 175
  • Native Americans and the Church 176
  • Poverty and Other Issues 178.
Description
xii, 204 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-196) and index.
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