God Is Red: A Native View of Religion - Chapters 10-13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 is titled "Death and Religion." In this chapter, Deloria addresses the concept of eternal life and how is considered to be the dénouement of the "historical process." The Christian tradition supports two very different propositions regarding a person's life and what happens after one dies. The author states that there is not a clear statement that explains the afterlife. Therefore the concepts of eternal life and afterlife are easily confused and are often seen as being interchangeable. The Greeks believed in the immortality of the human soul. Christian theology promotes the resurrection, the rebirth of the physical form in a glorified state as an award for good deeds. The "newly glorified body" would be healed of any defect or ailment that plagued the person while he or she was alive. It is easy to see how people could confuse the Greeks'...

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