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Unsettling truths : the ongoing, dehumanizing legacy of the doctrine of discovery / Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah.

Charles, Mark, 1970- (author.). Rah, Soong-Chan, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Columbia Gorge Community College. (Show)
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Summary:

"You cannot discover lands already inhabited. In this prophetic blend of history, theology, and cultural commentary, Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah reveal the damaging effects of the "Doctrine of Discovery," which institutionalized American triumphalism and white supremacy. This book calls our nation and churches to a truth-telling that will expose past injustices and open the door to conciliation and true community"--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 261.7 CHAR 2019 (Text) 39705000057603 New Book Shelf Book None 10/21/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780830845255
  • ISBN: 0830845259
  • Physical Description: 234 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-234) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Who we are and what we bring -- The Doctrine of Discovery and why it matters -- The power of narratives and the imagination -- The kingdom of God is about relationship not empire -- The rise and defense of Christendom -- A dysfunctional theology brought to the "new" world -- Exceptionalism and the founding documents of the United States -- Dysfunctional theology and the spread of settler colonialism -- Genocide, the impact of a dysfunctional theology -- Abraham Lincoln and the narrative of white messiahship -- Abraham Lincoln and native genocide -- The complex trauma of the American story -- The Christian worldview and the failure of re-conciliation -- Conclusion: Truth and conciliation.
Summary, etc.:
"You cannot discover lands already inhabited. In this prophetic blend of history, theology, and cultural commentary, Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah reveal the damaging effects of the "Doctrine of Discovery," which institutionalized American triumphalism and white supremacy. This book calls our nation and churches to a truth-telling that will expose past injustices and open the door to conciliation and true community"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Indians of North America > Colonization > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Indians of North America > Cultural assimilation > United States > History.
Christianity and politics > United States > History.
Christianity and culture > United States > History.
White supremacy movements > Religious aspects.
United States > Race relations > Religious aspects > History.

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