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Christianity and Native Cultures

Perspective from Different Regions of the World (Church and the World)
  • 660 Pages
  • 3.49 MB
  • English
Cross Cultural Publications
Christianity, Religion, Congresses, Religion - Church History, Christianity - History - General, Church history, Spirituality - General, Christianity and culture, Indigenous peoples, Modern period,
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL8419998M
ISBN 100940121778
ISBN 139780940121775

The essays here explore a variety of postcontact identities, including indigenous Christians, "mission friendly" non-Christians, and ex-Christians, thereby exploring the shifting world of Native-white cultural and religious exchange/5(2). This book grew out of conversations at the annual meeting of the Native American Theological Forum.

That forum takes place at the Claremont School of Theology’s National United Methodist Native American Center, and the book very much reflects both Indigenous religious traditions and engagement with mainline Protestantism in the United by: Among those whom the English settlers tried to convert to Christianity were the region's native peoples.

In this book, Linford Fisher tells the gripping story of American Indians' attempts to wrestle with the ongoing realities of colonialism between the s and Cited by: George Tinker, himself a member of the Osage/Cherokee people, is on faculty at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, bringing a Native American perspective to the predominantly European-American institution.

His biases are clear and upfront even from the preface of the book - he speaks of the 'general history Cited by:   4 Must-Read Books by Native American Christians Over the last few years, I have been seeking out theological works by Native American authors.

This is in part because I work with Native American college students, but also because I find the perspective of these authors to be refreshing, compelling, and convicting.

Native Americans and Christianity. Sources. Religious Diversity. There were more than three hundred Native American tribes in the United States in the nineteenth century, and each Christianity and Native Cultures book a distinct culture with its own religious beliefs and practices.

Because of this diversity it is difficult to provide a single accurate description of Native American religion. Discover the best Native American Religion in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. The Collision of Christianity and American Native Spirituality.

In their essence, both Indigenous American religions and Christianity have the same goal – to bring the individual into harmony with eternal truth and with God or the Great Creator.

Like the proverbial "ducks out of water," Native Christians captured by a Western worldview are against the use of any form of Native American cultural expressions of faith.

On the other hand, those who reclaim a vision of Christ in our culture celebrate joy and homecoming. Christianity and Native Cultures book has influenced Aboriginal spirituality in many ways, and many Aboriginal people are Christians.

Aboriginal and Christian spirituality can sometimes peacefully coexist in the same person's belief system, and churches open up to this change. Get key foundational knowledge about Aboriginal culture in a fun and engaging way.

In this book, early Christians are much more likely to close down the academies, shut temples, loot and destroy artwork, forbid traditional practices and burn : Tim Whitmarsh. The state of Christian inculturation with the native cultures of South Asia, the Far East, Poynesia, Melanasia and Australia / ed.

by Cyriac K. Pullapilly --Hindu customs and practices in Christian ceremonies: the case of the Malabar Church / Natalia Abraham --Interface between history and music in the Christian context of South India / Joseph Palackal --Service to God.

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Native American Religions: Selected full-text books and articles. A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.

Many people are discovering that the paganism of pre-Christian Europe (with its magic, astrology, witchcraft, and the like) has more in common with the ancient religious beliefs and rituals of Native American religion, tribal African religion, and Chinese folk religion, than with the monotheistic faiths of Judaism and Christianity.

Holding to the Ancient Faith. When native Americans were confronted with Christianity, some incorporated elements of Christianity into their own beliefs, creating a new, syncretistic system. Others resisted the faith of their conquerors and held fast to traditional beliefs.

Among the Incas of Peru, for example, baptism was considered subjection. Many native Christians accomplish this identification without abandoning or rejecting native religious traditions." Thus, the appearance of native hymn traditions, for example, has helped many tribes to maintain the cultural and spiritual power of language and belief according to traditional ways.

This is certainly an important entry into the discussion about the relationship between Christianity and culture. Eliot, writing in the s from Britain, offers a vision of Christian society that is distinct from the society in which he then lived--in other words, he acknowledges that what once may have been a Christian society had then moved past such a designation/5.

The Christian and culture. the native culture of the people. Christianity has often been regarded as a and the influence of non-Christian ideas and movements, this book Author: Flourish Itulua-Abumere.

Nine articles and an extensive introduction aptly depict different aspects of Native American spirituality. Varied religious experiences of the contributors provide a diverse viewpoint on how the sacred is experienced by the aboriginal peoples of North 'anthropology of the sacred' is delineated in essays covering Native Northwestern California, Absaroke (Crow), Pages: H.

Richard Niebuhr’s Christ and Culture is one of the most significant theological and missiological works of the 20 th century, offering a memorable categorization of the ways Christians have related to culture throughout history. When contemporary authors address the question of how a Christian relates to society, they either rename and refine Niebuhr’s.

Native American religions often honor a vast array of deities. Some of these are creator gods, others are tricksters, deities of the hunt, and gods and goddesses of term “Great Spirit” is applied often in Native American spirituality, to refer to the concept of an all-encompassing power.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Today, Christianity has grown into an influential force throughout the world, but especially in the West.

The Bible's (the 66 books of the Judeo‐Christian Scriptures) “New Testament” (new covenant) is a collection of 26 books and letters interpreting portions of the Tenakh from a Christian point of view.

Native Americans and Christianity have a history that dates to the the arrival of the first European explorers. This history is marked by genocide, cultural destruction, domination and resistance.

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Much of the destruction was done for land, politics, and power, but a significant part of it was done for religious reasons, as Christians embarked on a world-wide, conversion-by-the. Question: "What is cultural Christianity?" Answer: Cultural Christianity is religion that superficially identifies itself as “Christianity” but does not truly adhere to the faith.

A “cultural Christian” is a nominal believer—he wears the label “Christian,” but the label has more to do with his family background and upbringing than any personal conviction that Jesus is Lord. Christianity and the World of Cultures Used with permission from Laura James: The study of world Christianity begins with the basic premise that Christianity is, and from its very inception has been, a cross cultural and diverse religion with no single dominant expression.

Christian culture is the cultural practices common to the rapid expansion of Christianity to Europe, Syria, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, Egypt, Ethiopia, and India and by the end of the 4th century it had also become the official state church of the Roman Empire.

Christian culture has influenced and assimilated much from the Greco-Roman Byzantine, Western culture. NATIVE AMERICAN SPRITUALITY & CHRISTIANITY Discussion in 'Christianity and World Religion but one thing I really learned is that in Native culture there is more of the sense of the sacred than in mainstream culture.

I feel like there is the same in the Cherokee feasts. There is a book--for those interested called "The Cherokee People. The religion combined elements of Christianity with Native beliefs, but it rejected white-American culture.

This made it difficult to assimilate or control the tribes by the United States. [24] The U.S. was trying to convert the Plains tribes from hunter-gatherers to farmers, in the European-American tradition.


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The role of Christianity in civilization has been intricately intertwined with the history and formation of Western hout its long history, the Church has been a major source of social services like schooling and medical care; inspiration for art, culture and philosophy; and influential player in politics and various ways it has sought to affect Western.

But many Native Americans — most of whom are descendants of forcefully converted First People — still practice Catholicism or Christianity today. Some Native Americans practice traditional.Christianity and Colonial Expansion in the Americas.

Spain was the first European country to colonize what today is North and South America, and the Spanish approach to the region came from several was from the Caribbean area, primarily Cuba and Puerto Rico, into its height of development, Spanish Florida included the coastal regions of Georgia .Among Indigenous peoples of the Americas prior to European colonization, a number of Nations had respected ceremonial and social roles for homosexual, bisexual, and gender-nonconforming individuals in their communities; in many contemporary Native American and First Nations communities, these roles still exist.

While each Indigenous culture has their own names for .