American Indian Liberation: A Theology of Sovereignty (Paperback)

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This thought-provoking work 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 brought with them. 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 American Indians.

In this book, "Tink" Tinker focuses in particular on differing understandings of Jesus Christ and of the land, and the centrality of both to the "theology of sovreignity" and the challenges communities of faith face, particularly indigenous comminites, in a postcolonial world.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781570758058
ISBN-10: 1570758050
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication Date: August 30th, 2008
Pages: 178
Language: English