First published in , Vine Deloria Jr.’s God Is Red remains the seminal work on Native religious views, asking new questions about our species and our. God is Red: A Native View of Religion, 30th Anniversary Edition [Vine Deloria Jr., Leslie Silko, George E. Tinker] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying. God Is Red [Vine Deloria Jr.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Deloria offers an alternative to Christianity through a return to Indian beliefs.

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God Is Red: A Native View of Religion Summary & Study Guide

Over time, the Jesus movement expanded into other regions. In the Indian tribal religion, death is nothing to fear. Nov 25, Chelsea rated it really liked it Shelves: Selected pages Title Page. This book is only about the litagation the federally recognized tribes have used to obtain the rights they deserve.

Christianity’s claim to apply to all people of all times makes its practitioners have an extremely difficult time understanding how other people can be tied to the land to the extent that, say, they’re willing to turn down a large amount of money because they’d rather keep their land even when a lot of them are desperately poor, as happened with Blue Lake and the Taos Pueblo.

In polite conversation, it remains rude to contemplate our responsibility for leaving behind a somewhat habitable planet for the kiddies. Natural and Hybrid Peoples. I can imagine that this book is being used in colleges in their Native American classes, and I believe I would have preferred to have studied this with a professor than to have read it on my own, as I would have learned so much more than I had.


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Other editions – View all God is Red: I viine was amazed with the things Vine Deloria Jr. Heartfelt, truthful, thought provoking and in Vine’s glorious way But there were elements that were so far above my head I felt on a completely different level, and there were also elements so over-simplified I felt more intelligent than the target audience. Conservative Christians are heading off the deep end and liberal Christians are dropping like flies as they get disenchanted by the craziness and don’t want any association with it.

That said, this book really gave me a lot to think about. Before long, they went bankrupt. Limited preview – My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Book titles OR Journal titles. There are many differences in Native American spirituality tod the Christian religion, but I don’t wish to take up all of them. I believe Vine Deloria Jr. Deloria encourages critical dialogue with thought provoking alternative theories to many timely religious topics and debates which are more relevant today than ever. The Collapse and Revival of American Communitythough. I probably should have give this 1 star.

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It is chock full of typos, really obvious ones, and sentences that no matter how many times I read, I couldn’t understand what they meant i.


It had vije into a number of civilizations. All civilized people are descendants of tribal ancestors. Just live simply and be nice. But even Christianity has roots – roots that Deloria goes into – and these are just as valid as the roots of Native American tribal relgions and I don’t think they’re based on ancient astronauts. The Aboriginal World and Christian History.

God is Red should be read and deoria by Americans who want to understand why the United States keeps losing the peace, war after war.

Contents The Indian Movement.

He confuses concepts, refuses to define his terms, and resorts to outlandish fad science from the ’70s to back up claims that perhaps the world is different than Western mainstream thought interprets it ancient astronauts?? Deloria is a man who is well versed in the Native American culture as he is also Indian. Deloria drives it home that Western Culture is basically secularized Christianity.

Chief Luther Standing Bear wrote: We base our worldview on history, native people base it on space. Jesus of Nazareth was a radical and intriguing Jewish thinker who lived in occupied Palestine. I serve as the pastor of a Christian church within the Reformed tradition that has been on a Native American reservation for a bit over years.