Coming Down from Above: Prophecy, Resistance, and Renewal in Native American Religions

Coming Down from Above: Prophecy, Resistance, and Renewal in Native American Religions

by Lee Irwin
     
 

For longer than five centuries, Native Americans have struggled to adapt to colonialism, missionization, and government control policies. This first comprehensive survey of prophetic movements in Native North America tells how religious leaders blended indigenous beliefs with Christianity’s prophetic traditions to respond to those challenges.See more details below

Overview

For longer than five centuries, Native Americans have struggled to adapt to colonialism, missionization, and government control policies. This first comprehensive survey of prophetic movements in Native North America tells how religious leaders blended indigenous beliefs with Christianity’s prophetic traditions to respond to those challenges.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806139661
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Series:
Civilization of the American Indian Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Lee Irwin, Department Chair and Professor of Religious Studies at the College of Charleston, is author of The Dream Seekers: Native American Visionary Traditions of the Great Plains and editor of Native American Spirituality: A Critical Reader.

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