Pagans in the Promised Land

Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery


Author: Steven T. Newcomb

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555916428

Category: Law

Page: 186

View: 7057

An analysis of how religious bias shaped U.S. federal Indian law.

Pagans in the Promised Land

Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery


Author: Steven T. Newcomb


ISBN: 1458755797


Page: 368

View: 7442

Pagans in the Promised Land provides a unique, well-researched challenge to U.S. federal Indian law and policy. It attacks the presumption that American Indian nations are legitimately subject to the plenary power of the United States. Steve Newcomb puts forth a startling theory that U.S. federal Indian law and policy are premised on Old Testament narratives of the chosen people and the promised land, as exemplified in the 1823 Supreme Court ruling Johnson v. McIntosh, that the first ''Christian people'' to ''discover'' lands inhabited by ''natives, who were heathens, '' have an ultimate title to and dominion over these lands and peoples. This imporant addition to legal scholarship asserts there is no separation of church and state in the United States, so long as U.S. federal Indian law and policy are premised on the ancient religious distinctions between ''Christians'' and ''heathens.''

Power of the People

America's New Electricity Choices


Author: Carol Tombari

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555916268

Category: Political Science

Page: 195

View: 1490

A look at our country's energy problems and the cleaner, 21st-century alternatives.

Conquest by Law

How the Discovery of America Dispossessed Indigenous Peoples of Their Lands


Author: Lindsay G. Robertson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198033943

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 9205

In 1823, Chief Justice John Marshall handed down a Supreme Court decision of monumental importance in defining the rights of indigenous peoples throughout the English-speaking world. At the heart of the decision for Johnson v. M'Intosh was a "discovery doctrine" that gave rights of ownership to the European sovereigns who "discovered" the land and converted the indigenous owners into tenants. Though its meaning and intention has been fiercely disputed, more than 175 years later, this doctrine remains the law of the land. In 1991, while investigating the discovery doctrine's historical origins Lindsay Robertson made a startling find; in the basement of a Pennsylvania furniture-maker, he discovered a trunk with the complete corporate records of the Illinois and Wabash Land Companies, the plaintiffs in Johnson v. M'Intosh. Conquest by Law provides, for the first time, the complete and troubling account of the European "discovery" of the Americas. This is a gripping tale of political collusion, detailing how a spurious claim gave rise to a doctrine--intended to be of limited application--which itself gave rise to a massive displacement of persons and the creation of a law that governs indigenous people and their lands to this day.


Die magische Geschichte vom Mädchen, das den Wal ritt


Author: Witi Ihimaera

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688109341

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 8623

Ein Mädchen lebt die Legende. Eine Herde Wale strandet an der Küste Neuseelands. Koro Apirana, der Stammesführer der Maori, ist verzweifelt. Er glaubt an ein Zeichen. Jahrtausendelang war die Beziehung seines Volkes zu den Walen tief und ehrfurchtsvoll, denn der Sage nach ritt einst der Urvater auf dem Rücken eines mächtigen Wals an Land. Wer kann die heiligen Tiere retten und Koros Volk Stärke und Stolz zurückgeben? Niemand denkt an Kahu, seine Enkelin, die das Leid der Wale nicht länger erträgt ... Ein magisches, weises Buch über die Verbundenheit von Mensch und Tier, die Leben spendende Kraft der Tradition und über ein junges Mädchen, das neue Hoffnung in ihre Welt bringt.

Discovering Indigenous Lands

The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies


Author: Robert J. Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199579814

Category: Law

Page: 294

View: 347

North America, New Zealand and Australia were colonised by England under an international legal principle that is known today as the doctrine of discovery. This book analyses how England applied this doctrine to gain control over the lands, property, government, and human rights of the indigenous peoples, and how this control continues to this day.

Remembering Jamestown

Hard Questions About Christian Mission


Author: Amos Yong,Barbara Brown Zikmund

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1608991962

Category: Religion

Page: 186

View: 1762

For many Americans, Christian missionary efforts have usually involved distant and exotic places. Sometimes, however, we can learn more about missions and interreligious engagement by looking in our own backyard. This collection of essays deriving from a consultation on missionary history and attitudes in colonial Jamestown, Virginia, explores long-standing assumptions related to Christian mission by listening to Native American voices. What were the ideologies and theologies that motivated early Virginia colonists? How did certain understandings of mission and church provide support and legitimacy for invasion and exploitation? What were, and are, the responses of indigenous populations, and how should Christian mission to Native Americans continue in light of this history? This book addresses these still very relevant questions and explores ways in which new understandings of Christian mission are needed in the expanding religious and cultural diversity of the twenty-first century. Contents Acknowledgments / vii Introduction: Using Jamestown in 1607 to Stimulate Questions about Christian Mission in 2007-- Barbara Brown Zikmund / 1 Part One: Re-Visiting Native-American Beliefs and Practices Chapter 1: The Romance and Tragedy of Christian Mission among American Indians -- Tink Tinker / 13 Chapter 2: A Failure to Communicate: How Christian Missionary Assumptions Ignore Binary Patterns of Thinking within Native-American Communities -- Barbara Alice Mann / 29 Part Two: Re-Discovering the Concept of Discovery in the Christian Mission to Native America Chapter 3: Christianity, American Indians, and the Doctrine of Discovery -- Robert J. Miller / 51 Chapter 4: Colonial Virginia Mission Attitudes toward Native Peoples and African-American Slaves -- Edward L. Bond / 69 Part Three: Re-Engaging the Christian Mission to Native America Chapter 5: Living in Transition, Embracing Community, and Envisioning God's Mission as Trinitarian Mutuality: Reflections from a Native-American Follower of Jesus -- Richard Twiss / 93 Chapter 6: Salvation History and the Mission of God: Implications for the Mission of the Church among Native Americans -- Richard E. Waldrop and J. L. Corky Alexander Jr. / 109 Part Four: Re-Thinking Theology of Mission in a Multifaith World Chapter 7: Jamestown and the Future of Mission: Mending Creation and Claiming Full Humanity in Interreligious Partnership -- Shanta Premawardhana / 127 Chapter 8: Moving beyond Christian Imperialism to Mission as Reconciliation with all Creation -- William R. Burrows / 145 Conclusion: The Missiology of Jamestown -- 1607--2007 and Beyond: Toward a Postcolonial Theology of Mission in North America -- Amos Yong / 157 Contributors / 169 Author Index / 171 Subject Index / 175 .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference


Author: Linell E. Cady,Tracy Fessenden

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536046

Category: Religion

Page: 344

View: 9462

Global struggles over women's roles, rights, and dress increasingly cast the secular and the religious in tense if not violent opposition. When advocates for equality speak in terms of rights and modern progress, or reactionaries ground their authority in religious and scriptural appeals, both tend to presume women's emancipation is ineluctably tied to secularization. Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference upsets this certainty by drawing on diverse voices and traditions in studies that historicize, question, and test the implicit links between secularism and expanded freedoms for women. Rather than position secularism as the answer to conflicts over gender and sexuality, this volume shows both religion and the secular collaborate in creating the conditions that generate them.

Native America, Discovered and Conquered

Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny


Author: Robert J. Miller

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275990114

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 3936

This extraordinary work traces the role of the Discovery Doctrine in Lewis & Clark's expedition (authorized by Thomas Jefferson) to secure the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest for the United States of America, which was vying with European powers and Indian tribes for sovereignty.

Caliban und die Hexe

Frauen, der Körper und die ursprüngliche Akkumulation


Author: Silvia Federici

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854766704


Page: 324

View: 5239

After Pluralism

Reimagining Religious Engagement


Author: Courtney Bender,Pamela E. Klassen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231527268

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 5096

The contributors to this volume treat pluralism as a concept that is historically and ideologically produced or, put another way, as a doctrine that is embedded within a range of political, civic, and cultural institutions. Their critique considers how religious difference is framed as a problem that only pluralism can solve. Working comparatively across nations and disciplines, the essays in After Pluralism explore pluralism as a "term of art" that sets the norms of identity and the parameters of exchange, encounter, and conflict. Contributors locate pluralism's ideals in diverse sites Broadway plays, Polish Holocaust memorials, Egyptian dream interpretations, German jails, and legal theories and demonstrate its shaping of political and social interaction in surprising and powerful ways. Throughout, they question assumptions underlying pluralism's discourse and its influence on the legal decisions that shape modern religious practice. Contributors do more than deconstruct this theory; they tackle what comes next. Having established the genealogy and effects of pluralism, they generate new questions for engaging the collective worlds and multiple registers in which religion operates.

Die Erfindung des Landes Israel

Mythos und Wahrheit


Author: Shlomo Sand

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843703426

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 4469

Gehört Israel den Juden? Was bedeutet überhaupt Israel? Wer hat dort gelebt, wer erhebt Ansprüche auf das Land, wie kam es zur Staatsgründung Israels? Shlomo Sand, einer der schärfsten Kritiker der israelischen Politik gegenüber den Palästinensern, stellt den Gründungsmythos seines Landes radikal in Frage. Überzeugend weist er nach, dass entgegen der israelischen Unabhängigkeitserklärung und heutiger Regierungspropaganda die Juden nie danach gestrebt haben, in ihr „angestammtes Land“ zurückzukehren, und dass auch heute ihre Mehrheit nicht in Israel lebt oder leben will. Es gibt kein „historisches Anrecht“ der Juden auf das Land Israel, so Sand. Diese Idee sei ein Erbe des unseligen Nationalismus des 19. Jahrhunderts, begierig aufgegriffen von den Zionisten jener Zeit. In kolonialistischer Manier hätten sie die Juden zur Landnahme in Palästina und zur Vertreibung der palästinensischen Bevölkerung aufgerufen, die dann nach der Staatsgründung 1948 konsequent umgesetzt wurde. Nachdrücklich fordert Sand die israelische Gesellschaft auf, sich von den Mythen des Zionismus zu verabschieden und die historischen Tatsachen anzuerkennen.

Watch Me - Blutige Spur

Romantic Suspense


Author: Brenda Novak

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3862781135

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7378

Ein blutiger Alptraum: Sheridans Rendezvous mit Jason endet jäh, als ein maskierter Fremder plötzlich auf sie schießt. Jason stirbt noch in derselben Nacht, Sheridan überlebt schwer verletzt. Und vom Täter fehlt fortan jede Spur. Doch dann wird zwölf Jahre später plötzlich das Gewehr gefunden, mit dem Jason ermordet wurde. Immer noch auf der Suche nach Antworten, kehrt Sheridan zum Tatort zurück. Aber jemand scheint nicht zu wollen, dass die Wahrheit ans Licht kommt. Jemand, der bereit ist zu töten. Einmal mehr ...

Schöpfung aus dem Nichts

Die Entstehung der Lehre von der creatio ex nihilo


Author: Gerhard May

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110853892

Category: Religion

Page: 207

View: 8013

Berlins drittes Geschlecht

Das homosexuelle Leben um das Jahr 1900


Author: Magnus Hirschfeld

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 8027313406

Category: History

Page: 44

View: 3747

Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) war ein deutscher Arzt, Sexualforscher und Mitbegründer der ersten Homosexuellen-Bewegung. Aus dem Buch: "So galt ich noch mit 15 Jahren, und zwar mit Recht, unter meinen Kameraden für ›unschuldig‹; an den Klapperstorch glaubte ich ja nicht gerade mehr, aber ich hatte keine Ahnung von dem Wesen des Unterschiedes der Geschlechter und von irgendwelchen sexuellen Beziehungen. Natürlich verstand ich auch nichts von den bekannten Witzen, die über dieses Thema gemacht wurden, was am meisten dazu beitrug, den Ruf meiner ›Unschuld‹ zu verbreiten."