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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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He confuses concepts, refuses to define his terms, and resorts to outlandish fad science gine the ’70s to back up claims that perhaps the world is different than Western mainstream thought interprets it ancient astronauts??

He sought a path that could be of greater benefit to Native American people. Since the important point of the religion is the daily practice and the tribal rituals, and not the absolute truth of its claims about the past, i scientific discoveries do not automatically produce the somewhat-uncomfortable attitude that Christianity has with modernity.

However, those who bear with Deloria will find that what he has to say here about the modern Indian delpria and American attitudes concerning the Indian is informative, if not completely relevant. Aug 27, Richard Reese rated it it was amazing.

Feed the Indians well. Basically, Humphry’s Peak is the central altar for the Hopi and a sacred place for 13 tribes in the Southwest. 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, not a transcendent species with no repsponsibilities to the natural world.

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

It is a demand for equal time, long overdue, in the serious arena of mutual religious respect that the world will need to muster if we are all going to survive. We base our worldview on history, native people base it on space.


The earth was beautiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery. Meanwhile, back in Europe, instead of brotherly love, Christian nations endlessly waged war on one another. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

In a world where we are told that we need to listen to the shrill, self-serving tripe of “Creationists” delroia that we teach “Intelligent Design”, this book presents, what may be fundamentally similar views and somehow manages to not sound willfully obstructionist. It helped that I read this while visiting the west and native American vije centers!

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

delori The majority of the book seems to be focused toward pointing out the delorai of the Indian tribal religions. Copyrights God Is Red: Whereas Christianity may have made sense in a Near Eastern landscape, it has escaped its land and its ethnicity. Deloria attacks this type of thinking and shows how academic religious studies have primarily been conducted with a bias towards Western religions.

Overall, “God is Red: A Native View of Religion: Epidemics of Old World diseases rapidly spread, killing maybe ninety percent of the Indians. There is a section of the book wherein he entertains various, what I call “quasi-scientific” notions to explain the miracles of the scriptural tradition. Why are we on it?

Christianity and Contemporary American Culture. 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?


Before long, they went bankrupt. Colonists eventually arrived in America.

G-d Is Red has a pretty uniformly negative view of Christianity. To us it was tame. It is obvious that the author finds many of the traditions and beliefs in the Christian doctrine to be groundless and often absurd.

At least if I’m experiencing modern alienation, I can be assured that my neighbors and I are veloria in our apartness. His analysis of the problem — separation from the land.

God Is Red: A Native View of Religion

Oct fed, Katherine rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: View all 3 comments. It starts off talking about a difference between religions with a temporal focus, like Christianity’s view of the creation of the world, its doctrine as a series of revealed truths which resonate down to the present day, and its teleological and eschatological focus, and religions with a spacial focus that have a specific land where its practitioners yod and specific holy places where the rites viine practiced, like the old sacrificial cult of the Temple in pre-exilic Israelite religion–and I’m not just inserting that for egotistical reasons, because Deloria does make a connection that Judaism is one of the few mainstream religions that still has a lot of the characteristics of a tribal religion.

But I have learned a lot from trees; sometimes about the weather, sometimes, about animals, sometimes about the Great Spirit.