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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I admit that one of the best places I ever lived was in a small mountain town in Japan, where our students’ grandparents farmed rice and the graves of their ancestors dotted the mountainsides around the town, but modern global capitalism is engaged in a relentless assault on the ability to live that kind of lifestyle with its requirements that everyone be always ready to learn a totally new skill and relocate to iw far away from friends and family.

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

This book has been a to-read for a while, and boy am I glad that’s over with. It’s also quite dated in its analysis of modern culture: Limited preview – In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: View the Study Pack. He once related that he had no doubts whatsoever about Christianity since when he was converted on a golf course in Florida. I’ve served here three years and in that time I have Velikovsky’s theories are complete rubbish.

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They had no doubt that he would return during their lifetime. Why are we on it? Deloria encourages critical dialogue with thought provoking alternative theories to many timely religious topics and debates which are more relevant today than ever.

Before long, they went bankrupt. There are some obvious problems here, of course. I started reading deporia book while taking a rsd religions class. Apr 28, Reiden rated it really liked it Shelves: But after setting the stage, it veers off and starts talking about Christianity in relation to Native religions, and that’s where my interest really picked up. Just a moment while we sign vone in to your Goodreads account.


You must really have a desire to learn Native American history accurately, and Vine Deloria is the right person for this endeavor as he was a Native American author, theologian, historian, and activist.

Jun 25, Claire rated it liked it. Fulcrum Publishing- Religion – pages. A Native View of Religion” by Vine Deloria is a non-fiction work detailing the origin, history and doctrine involved in the Indian tribal culture. I wish the book had dsloria slightly more concrete arguments and examples, of which there were some, but it certainly would have made the dfloria stronger if that had been the case.

Copyrights God Is Red: It’s very easy to see the American culture in megachurches, television faith healers, stadium prayer revivals, and Christian rock, but a more nefarious example is how Christianity has been used to justify bigotry, torture, murder, slavery, and genocide throughout history.

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

Account Options Sign in. Especially aggravating was the enormous gulf between the beautiful beliefs they taught, and the relentless brutality of the colonial society, and its frantic gang rape of their ecosystem. I serve as the pastor of a Christian church within the Reformed tradition that iw been on a Native American reservation for a bit over years.

Contact Contact Us Help. He became Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona —where he established the first master’s degree program in American Indian Studies in the United Cine.

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Celebrating three decades in publication goe a special 30th anniversary edition, this classic work reminds us to learn “that we are a part of nature, not a transcendent species with no repsponsibilities to the natural world. He is a very biased author, but then that is by his own admis Deloria makes some really brilliant, succinct points about Native American religion, Christianity, and the Western world.


The buffalo robe fad exterminated 40 to 60 million bison. This was the first step on the path to becoming a multinational religion, the one and only absolute truth for everyone, in every place, for all eternity.

It’s a sweeping book that covers many of Deloria’s clear grievances with Christianity and non-tribal, monotheistic religions in general.

Additionally, I found some of Deloria’s reasoning and research a bit suspect seloria some places, as he cited older scientific evidence or jumped to conclusions about Christian history without really explaining what he was saying.

So, I’m not going go into depth on Native American history leading up to the s, the legal basis for depriving the Native Americans of their land though see Conquest by Law for an in-depth treatment on thatthe romanticization of long-dead Indians while ignoring modern Indians’ struggle for justice, and so on.

Basically, in the end, he spells it out. Nov 25, Chelsea rated it really liked it Shelves: The book provides important views omitted from the glorious saga of Western civilization.

There are many differences in Native American spirituality and the Christian religion, but I don’t wish to take up all of them. Get God Is Red: If we don’t, we won’t be around for too much longer.

God Is Red: A Native View of Religion

George-Kanentiio was born and raised in Akwesasne Mohawk Territory. Furthermore, as a non-Christian, I find his descriptions of Christianity to be concrete. His writing is engaging; I can feel his passion radiating through every phrase.