Indigenous Knowing and Responsible Life in the World

John Grim

in Ecospirit

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780823227457
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236626 | DOI:

Series: Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquia

Indigenous Knowing and Responsible Life in the World

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This chapter seeks to associate ecospirit with indigenous knowledge in a plurality of forms. It shows that there is a family resemblance, but not a unity, among the lifeways of indigenous peoples in their different homelands. Indigenous ways of knowing attend to the flux and tensions of life that are embedded in, and resolved through, living responsibly in relation to one's local place. These are the dynamics of indigenous ecospirit.

Keywords: indigenous culture; indigenous knowledge; lifeway; ecospirit; ecological theology

Chapter.  6574 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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