Category Archives: Unsettling Theology

First Contact: Skraelings and Vikings

This is a continuation of the second part of my dissertation on the theological legacy of the Indian Residential Schools, Unsettling Theology. The indigenous peoples of what is now known as North and South America have lived there since “time … Continue reading

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Theologies of Mission and the Indian Residential Schools (Introduction)

The following is the introduction to the Second Part of my dissertation Unsettling Theology. What were the theologies of mission which informed the operations of the Indian Residential Schools? This is a simple question which does not yet have a … Continue reading

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Whose Land Am I On?

The following is a continuation of the first draft of my dissertation Unsettling Theology. This is probably the most personal section. At a G20 meeting on September 25, 2009 the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, stated … Continue reading

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Method in Theology: Simple, Complex, Contested

The following is a continuation of the first draft of my dissertation Unsettling Theology. It probably needs more footnotes and a lot of rewriting. Contemporary theological method is relatively straight forward. Determine the topic or problem to be discussed. See … Continue reading

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Is the Legacy of the Indian Residential Schools an Issue for Theology?

The following is a continuation from my previous post and part of the serialization of the first draft of my dissertation Unsettling Theology. One might argue that while the legacy of the Indian Residential Schools is an issue for the … Continue reading

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The Indian Residential Schools: Yes, It Was Genocide

The following is a continuation from my previous post and part of the serialization of the first draft of my dissertation Unsettling Theology. Two issues arise immediately. First, was the operation of the Indian residential schools really genocide? After all, … Continue reading

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Unsettling Theology: Introduction

How do good people wind up doing evil things? How are Christians to deal with an evil legacy? Behind these simple, very general questions, is an actual story, and a very real theological legacy. Between the 1870s and the 1970s … Continue reading

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