Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision


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William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Rev. Dr. Randy Woodley is an activist, scholar, author, teacher, wisdom-keeper, and Cherokee descendant, recognized by the Keetoowah Band, who speaks on justice, faith, the Earth, and Indigenous realities. He is the author of numerous books, including Becoming Rooted and Shalom and the Community of Creation. He and his wife, Edith, co-sustain Eloheh Indigenous Center for Earth Justice and Eloheh Farm & Seeds outside Portland, Oregon.


Christian Century
"Thankfully, Shalom and the Community of Creation is short on romantic visions and long on right theological discussions. . . . This is a courageous book. Woodley is trying to create fruitful dialogue where in the past only condescension and distrust prevailed. . . . This timely text may not always tell readers what they want to hear, but that is precisely the point."

Theology Today
"An insightful, informed, and thoughtful voice coming from an often neglected sector of American society."

Mennonite Brethren Herald
"The book's key strengths lie in its conversation between biblical theology, native life, and traditional lore. . . . This book gives voice to a theological perspective that is both insightful and necessary."

Reviews in Religion and Theology
"Woodley has written a book that invites readers to open themselves to a new way of being in the world together--to enter a community of creation where shalom, or the 'harmony way', is embodied. This is a theologically provocative and emotionally haunting book for Euro-western Christians."

Religious Studies Review
"Randy Woodley recommends that viewing a shalom construct through indigenous eyes offers a fresh way of doing theology in the community of creation. . . . Native American theology, and this work, comes at a critical time when the church needs to listen to fresh indigenous voices with their place-purpose theology, boundary protocols, and spatiality, in which we all partner together to build a true theology of place before it's too late."