God is Red, Still!

Severin Fowles

Membership Lecture, The New Mexico History Museum Auditorium

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers

Videography by Laureen Pepersack
Picuris MuralPicuris MuralImage courtesy of Severin Fowles.Picuris MuralImage courtesy of Severin Fowles.

It wasn’t until the twentieth century that anthropologists asserted that religion is a universal part of the human experience. They promoted the concept that Native American traditions constituted true religions that deserved the same legal protection as Christianity, Islam, or Judaism. Yet, Native American “religions” tend to have very different priorities than the Abrahamic religions, the former in particular sacred places, the latter in a universal sacred history. Anthropologist Severin Fowles draws upon the rich history of the Pueblo people of the American Southwest in an illustrated talk on author Vine Deloria’s classic analysis of Native American place-based theologies.

Sponsored by Walter Burke Catering

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