A Native American Theology

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This collaborative work represents a pathbreaking exercise in Native American theology. While observing traditional categories of Christian systematic theology (Creation, Deity, Christology, etc.), each of these is reimagined consistent with Native experience, values, and worldview. At the same time the authors introduce new categories from Native thought-worlds, such as the Trickster (eraser of boundaries, symbol of ambiguity), and Land. Finally, the authors address issues facing Native Americans today, ...
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Overview

This collaborative work represents a pathbreaking exercise in Native American theology. While observing traditional categories of Christian systematic theology (Creation, Deity, Christology, etc.), each of these is reimagined consistent with Native experience, values, and worldview. At the same time the authors introduce new categories from Native thought-worlds, such as the Trickster (eraser of boundaries, symbol of ambiguity), and Land. Finally, the authors address issues facing Native Americans today, including racism, poverty, stereotyping, cultural appropriation, and religious freedom.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570753619
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Pages: 204
  • Sales rank: 682,412
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
1 Hermeneutics: Origin of Belief 21
2 Creation: Balancing the World for Seven Generations 32
3 Deity: The Creative Power in the World 52
4 Christology: Who Do You Say That I Am? 62
5 Theological Anthropology: Is the Windingo Real? 85
6 Sin and Ethics: The Notion of Sin 100
7 Trickster: The Sacred Fool 113
8 Land: We Sing the Land into Existence 126
9 Eschatology: End, Salvation, Rebirth 149
Afterword 166
Notes 181
Index 197
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