Preservation of Native American Practices in the United Methodist Church

Author: Ortiz, Leonard
Year:2008
Pages:256
ISBN:0-7734-5160-9
978-0-7734-5160-5
Price:199.95
Examines the processes by which heterogeneous communities of Native American people negotiate their identities in the institutional context of the United Methodist Church and the varied responses of the Church to these communities.

Reviews

“American Indian identity is a complex personal issue for many native peoples and it is compounded by mainstream presumptions. Over the years much change has occurred in response to ‘who is an Indian?’ But, the response has become more complicated as well and this calls for certain major studies to shed important light on the subject. This timely book written by Leonard Ortiz fills this role and responsibility.” – Dr. Donald L. Fixico, Distinguished Foundation Professor of History, Department of History, Arizona State University

“The book provides an important and much needed history of Native American Methodism. It is a focused and accessible account of how communities of Native Americans actively negotiate identities within an often hostile context.” – Dr. Jack M. Schultz, Professor of Anthropology, Concordia University - Irvine

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
1 Let’s Make Little Brown White People Out of Them
2 Seasons of Change
3 Towards the Path of Justice
4 Native Voices in the Church
5 The Dichotomy of Faith
6 A Body of Many
Conclusions
Bibliography
Index