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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The author doesn’t think Christianity can be this – I think it could. I found Deloria’s commentary deoria insightful in places, and as usual, his one-liners and conclusions are fantastic and worth quoting long after closing the book.

Honestly, read allison’s earlier review below. Published September 1st by Fulcrum Publishing first published Rather, there are many passages in which the author applauds the stalwart faith of the non-violent Christian.

The Spatial Problem of History. The first and most blatant is the bizarre diversion off into Immanuel Velikovsky ‘s Worlds in Collision and its theories about Venus being a comet and Venus and Mars ping-ponging around the solar system to produce many of the ancient accounts of miracles.

Deloria drives it home that Western Culture is basically secularized Christianity. Some of these objections are dealt with, but in the interests of space I’ll just mention that and go on. In his words, Christianity delpria describe ideal behavior but cannot produce it. This scholarly work by Vine Deloria, Jr.


Vine’s books influenced our generation and are as important to United States culural history as are books by Norman Mailer and Tom Wolfe.

At times Deloria seems to fail to discriminate between major and minor abuses. However, that point in itself is worth mentioning: Deloria’s background is in history, religion, and politics and that is where he excels. I agree with the overall thrust of this book, but the “scholarship”, such as it is, to back up the claims is at best shallow and at worst absurd.

Anyone interested in Native American Studies, Missiologists. My thought is, if you are close to nature and believe in caring for it and for all life on it, you are close enough to God. Open Preview See a Problem? Colonists eventually arrived in America.

God Is Red: A Native View of Religion

This is a dense book that deals with a lot of issues, and I’m not going to be able to cover them all here because I have limited delodia and my reviews are long enough anyway. The Great Spirit, in placing men on earth, desired them to take good care of the ground and to do each other no harm.

At some points of the book it becomes just that, merely a i of complaints that Deloria has with religion, which are justified but still a little bit trite. He discusses the differences between Christian beliefs and those of native tribal nations, and how their fundamental differences have prevented vnie from coming to any remote understanding of each other, particular the distinction between time and space when it comes to how religions measure themselves, and the focus on the human versus focus on nature.


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At ix if I’m experiencing modern alienation, I can be assured that my neighbors and I are together in our apartness. The missionaries wanted to save heathen souls, and the states wanted to relieve the converts of their valuable resources, exploit their labor, and collect taxes.

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Growing numbers led to the birth of a religious institution — the Roman Catholic Church. In the Christian faith, death is seen as an end to life.

A Native View of Religion: Fulcrum Hod- Religion – pages. I would not hesitate to I wish I had read the first edition of this book, instead of the revised 30th anniversary edition.

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

A Native View of Religion from Amazon. It worked for me—again. 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.

Deloia now Vine Deloria needs no introduction. I’ve served here three years and in that time I have