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 wish the book had had slightly more concrete arguments and examples, of which there were some, iis it certainly would have made the book stronger if that had been the case.

I’ve served here three years and in that time I have Regardless, Deloria does not focus on the moniker and instead focuses on how the Indian tribal cultures differ deloriw that of other cultures.

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 ix, theologian, historian, and activist. I’ve served here three years and in that time I have I was so disappointed with this novel.

Jun 25, Victoria Haf rated it it was amazing. Plenty of Christians are concerned with daily practice, plenty of Christians manage to maintain their religion while treating its claims as metaphors, and Deloria himself mentions that modern Native Americans with a more Western worldview are concerned about the scientific truth behind the claims of their ancestral religions. If the afterlife is so blissful, why is it that the members in the Christian faith are the ones who are most afraid of dying?

The main focus of the afterlife is on Heaven and the fact that the soul will go on to its eternal reward if one has obeyed God’s law. One of the most compelling subjects tackled in the book is the concept of Creation and the Deity. God is Red is fresh as ocean air, laden with honest introspection uncommon in books treading religion. Paperback30th Anniversary Editionpages. Legends of the Iroquois,” Vine Deloria Jr. Fulcrum Publishing- Religion – pages. In Heaven, the streets are paved with gold, there are angels with harps, and everyone is healed.

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First published inVine Deloria Jr.

God Is Red: A Native View of Religion

From inside the book. Celebrating three decades in publication with a special 30th anniversary edition, this classic work reminds us to learn “that we are a part of nature, They never learned to listen to the Indians, so I don’t suppose they’ll listen to other voices vije nature. They are 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 space and my reviews are long enough anyway.

Deloria’s straightforward analysis and assault of American institutions in that book, referencing historical and cultural genocide and blatant racist treatment of indigenous people, was an account that completely floored me.

Other editions – View all God is Red: Christianity is a core topic throughout this work and Deloria encourages even the dwloria devout to reflect unsparingly at the historical context in which Christianity has risen through history and in the America’s.

People may live side by side for years, yet have nothing in common, and sometimes intense differences. Feb 07, Loren Toddy rated it it was amazing. At least that’s what I’ve gathered from the first few chapters! To us it was tame. This is a dense book xeloria deals with a lot of issues, and I’m not going to be able to cover them all here because I have limited space and my reviews are long enough anyway.

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

His writing is engaging; I can feel his passion radiating through every phrase. But even still, claiming that indigenous tribal beliefs are the way of the future was something I still had to roll my eyes at. It’s very easy dellria 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 yod.

The same way the ground says, It was from me man was made. Many of Christianity’s basis assumptions are suspect. A Native View of Religion.

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

Finally finished skimmed through the last pagesnot as impressed ivne I thought I would be. That is when the invaders of the North American continent will finally discover that for this os, God is red. As an atheist, I approach any spiritual beliefs with skepticism and cynicism to begin with, and even Deloria’s account of tribal beliefs is no different. Feed the Indians well.


I think this is why I don’t read nonfiction very often. Limited preview – What a refreshing view! I’m pretty sure you could say the same for most indigenous belief systems.

The lack of community in Western culture is something that a lot of sociologists have noticed in books like Bowling Alone: Este libro es una muy buena y necesaria critica al cristianismo desde el punto de vista de alguien que recuerda las heridas que ha causado.

He became Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona —where he established the first master’s deoria program in American Indian Studies in the United States.

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Having never attended a seminary, he did not have the opportunity to study Christian history or doctrine and thus had no chance to be led astray by the facts. Jesus of Nazareth was a radical and intriguing Jewish thinker who lived in occupied Palestine.

There are three editions of God is Red,spanning a tu God is Red fascinated me. 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. Books by Vine Deloria Jr. But Deloria praises the book delpria, perhaps gdo it suggests that there are more things in heaven and earth especially heaven than are dreamt of in Western religion and science.

The Great Spirit, in placing men on earth, desired them to take good care of the ground and to do delorai other no harm. G-d Is Red is thought-provoking and dense, but I’m not really sure that it’s that deep.