9780800636814-0800636813-Spirit and Resistance: Political Theology and American Indian Liberation

Spirit and Resistance: Political Theology and American Indian Liberation

ISBN-13: 9780800636814
ISBN-10: 0800636813
Author: Tinker, George E.
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Fortress Press
Format: Paperback 156 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780800636814
ISBN-10: 0800636813
Author: Tinker, George E.
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Fortress Press
Format: Paperback 156 pages

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Acknowledged authors Tinker, George E. wrote Spirit and Resistance: Political Theology and American Indian Liberation comprising 156 pages back in 2004. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0800636813 and 9780800636814. Since then Spirit and Resistance: Political Theology and American Indian Liberation textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Writing from a Native American perspective, theologian George Tinker probes American Indian culture, its vast religious and cultural legacy, and its ambiguous relationship to the tradition-historic Christianity-that colonized and converted it. After five hundred years of conquest and social destruction, he says, any useful reflection must come to terms with the political state of Indian affairs and the political hopes and visions for recovering the health and well-being of Indian communities. Does Christian theology have a positive role to play? Tinker's work offers an overview of contemporary native American culture and its perilous state. Critical of recent liberal and New Age co-opting of Native spiritual practices, Tinker also offers a critical corrective to liberation theology. He shows how Native insights into the Sacred Other and sacred space helpfully reconfigure traditional ideas of God, Jesus' notion of the reign of God, and our relation to the earth. From this basis he offers novel proposals about cultural survival and identity, sustainability, and the endangered health of Native Americans.

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