The Colonial Compromise: The Threat of the Gospel to the Indigenous Worldview


This book explores the different types of compromises Indian people were forced to make and must continue to do so in order to be included in the colonizer’s religion and culture. The contributors in this collection are in conversation with the contributions made by Tink Tinker, an American Indian scholar who is known for his work on Native American liberation theology. The contributors engage with the following questions in this book: How much of one’s identity must be sacrificed in order to belong in the world of the colonizer? How much of one’s culture requires silencing? And more importantly, how can the colonized survive when constantly asked and forced to compromise? Specifically, what is uniquely Indian and gets completely lost in this interaction? Scholars of religious studies, American studies, American Indian studies, theology, sociology, and anthropology will find this book particularly useful.

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