The Pipe and Christ: A Christian-Sioux Dialogue
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The Pipe and Christ: A Christian-Sioux Dialogue

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A christian-sioux dialogue.
Paperback, 222 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Tipi Press (first published December 1991)
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This book is based on 6 years of dialogue between Catholic priests and Lakota medicine men. I really like the Jesuit approach to interreligious studies. It seems they always try to understand the other religion first, and then find common ground. This approach is summed up nicely by the author:

“The Christian’s commission, like Paul’s commission to evangelize, is not to be immediately implemented but always after a time of prayerful silence and inspiration. One must receive before one can give. L...more
This is a really fascinating side by side look at Christianity and the Lakota Native traditions. The writing itself is not fantastic, but the content, the conversations and depth of information on the Lakota traditions and Catholicism is really well done. Fully respectful of both and showing how the traditions are not at crossed purposes at all - but quite similar and relatable.
I would have loved to have a dictionary of Lakota terms, pronunciations and definitions at the end, as well as an inde...more
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