The Four Vision Quests of Jesus

The Four Vision Quests of Jesus Christian theology as seen through the lens of Native American traditionA unique look at Christian biblical interpretation and theology from the perspective of Native American tradition this book foc

  • Title: The Four Vision Quests of Jesus
  • Author: Steven Charleston
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Christian theology as seen through the lens of Native American traditionA unique look at Christian biblical interpretation and theology from the perspective of Native American tradition, this book focuses on four specific experiences of Jesus as portrayed in the synoptic gospels It examines each story as a vision quest, a universal spiritual phenomenon, but one of par Christian theology as seen through the lens of Native American traditionA unique look at Christian biblical interpretation and theology from the perspective of Native American tradition, this book focuses on four specific experiences of Jesus as portrayed in the synoptic gospels It examines each story as a vision quest, a universal spiritual phenomenon, but one of particular importance within North American indigenous communities.Jesus experience in the wilderness is the first quest It speaks to a foundational Native American value the need to enter into the we rather than the I The Transfiguration is the second quest, describing the Native theology of transcendent spirituality that impacts reality and shapes mission Gethsemane is the third quest It embodies the Native tradition of the holy men or women, who find their freedom through discipline and concerns for justice, compassion, and human dignity Golgotha is the final quest It represents the Native sacrament of sacrifice e.g the Sun Dance The chapter on Golgotha is a discussion of kinship, balance, and harmony all primary to Native tradition and integral to Christian thought.

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    • Patrick Watters says:

      Deeper things, deeper places led by the Christ of GodBeing both Lakota and Irish, this offering by Choctaw Brother Steven Charleston resonates with me. If your faith in Christ is sure, this book will expand understanding. If you are not a Christian or even an atheist, you may still find solace and encouragement here. Mitakuye oyasin, beannacht De ort.

    • Michele Bond says:

      Steven Charleston is a native American and a bishop in the Episcopal Church. In this book he tells about his own struggle to integrate his faith with his heritage, and uses Biblical scripture to bring the two together.

    • Janecurt says:

      One true GodConfirmed my belief that native American spirituality is not pagan. They worship the same Triune God as I do. They use a different method of worship. It was a slow read for me because I had to stop and think about Bishop Charleston was saying.

    • Kathy says:

      Interesting mix of history and religion.

    • Mark says:

      Significant and relevant theologyThis book offers an original theological translation of the life of Jesus in relation to four events in his life (four vision quests) that adds to the depth of soteriology and atonement theology. This book adds to the library of marginalized persons a view from the Native American perspective and challenges the traditional ways of understanding his life and mission. Christ is still Christ but seen in a new (yet ancient) light. This volume shows the kinship of hum [...]

    • Joshua Hernandez says:

      This book offers incredible insight into the Native American spiritual beliefs and traditions by relating them to four pivotal moments in the life of Christ, which Charleston refers to as Vision Quests. It was pleasantly surprised and engrossed in the material he presented. The parallels he presents between what he calls the Native American Covenant and the Hebrew Covenant provide the reader with an interesting perspective with Jesus at the center. It's a small book, but it's ideas will resonate [...]

    • Lucy Martinez says:

      Excellent comparison of American Indian spirituality and Christianity. Very well written!

    • Ph. D. says:

      This book was recommended by my new pastor (United Methodist), who celebrates his Native American heritage. I found it fascinating and illuminating. Many, many parallels between the Native American and Christian traditions. It was painful to read about attempts to force Christianity upon indigenous peoples, and atrocities committed by my ancestors against the Native American communities. Similar to their African-American sisters and brothers, the Native Americans took consolation from the exile [...]

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