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 ground says, The Great Spirit placed me here to produce all that grows on me, trees and fruit.

God Is Red: A Native View of Religion by Vine Deloria Jr.

References to this book Naming the enemy: Still, those who were the strongest, held onto their beliefs and fought for their rights. This study guide contains the following sections: They were confused, perplexed, and pissed. The Western conception of time is not about the eternal cycles of passing seasons; it is linear — a bloody one-way deloroa from the miracle of creation to the tumultuous end of the world, a constantly intensifying cyclone of population, progress, pollution, gkd bad craziness.

Natural and Hybrid Peoples. I’m referring to Deloria’s excessively long-winded and highly questionable defense of some pretty out-there conspiracy theories. By now Vine Deloria needs no introduction. 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.

Heartfelt, truthful, thought provoking and in Vine’s glorious way While this book took in the history of the Native Americans, even the political movement of the 70s, I will stick with the religious aspects of the book. All civilized people are descendants of tribal ancestors. What I had hoped was a thorough perspective of Native American religion was more of a political platform for the author.


If Christianity is universal and is bod true and correct religion, then how come its history is so filled with horrors? God Is Red is not uniformly good throughout.

Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Also, unlike Western religions, os of the Native Americas lack theological dogma.

God Is Red: A Native View of Religion

Jun 25, Claire rated it liked it. In Rome, many joined the parade. 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.

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 somewhere far gine from friends and family.

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

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 dekoria present day, and its teleological and eschatological focus, and religions with a spacial focus that have a specific land where its practitioners live and specific holy places where the rites are 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.


The main interest I had in this book was delorix the religious analysis, which probably isn’t surprising considering the title, so the initial modern history lesson in the beginning of the book kind of threw me off.

Dec 25, Craig rated it it was ok. Basically, in the end, he spells it out. Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature.

Deloria is perhaps what today we call a religious extremist, but his university educated mind channels the point of view sorely lacking in today’s discourse in religious tolerance: He offers an interesting seloria piece and alternative history for all that seek to find the truth. Appreciate the alternative perspective Vine Deloria presents in this important work. It helped that I read this while visiting the west and native American cultural centers!

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

He once related that he had no doubts whatsoever about Christianity since when he was converted on a golf course in Florida. There are some major flaws in the book, though. While he doesn’t come out ddloria say one style of religion is better than the other, he does build a case against Western religion – Christianity in most cases.

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