The Church and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

In Between Reconciliation and Decolonization

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Michel Andraos
Studies in World Catholicism
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Cascade Books
    , September
     241 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Shawn Madison Krahmer forthcoming.


Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices come together in this volume to discuss both the wounds of colonial history and the opportunities for decolonization, reconciliation, and hope in the relationship between the church and Indigenous peoples across the Americas. Scholars and pastoral leaders from Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, the United States, and Canada, and Indigenous peoples of Mapuche, Chiquitano, Tzeltal Maya, Oglala Sioux, Mi’kmaw, and Anishinaabe-Ojibwe reflect on the possibility of constructing decolonial theology and pastoral praxis, and on the urgent need for transformation of church structures and old theology. The book opens new horizons for different ways of thinking and acting, and for the emergence of a truly intercultural theology.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Michel Andraos is Associate Professor of Intercultural Theology and Ministry at Catholic Theological Union at Chicago.


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