The Land Is Not Empty : Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery / Sarah Augustine
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|The Land Is Not Empty : Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery / Sarah Augustine
|Viginia, [UNITED STATES]: Herald Press, 2021.
|المحتويات / النص
1. The Doctrine of Discovery and Me
"In The Land Is Not Empty, author Sarah Augustine unpacks the harm of the Doctrine of Discovery-a set of laws rooted in the fifteenth century that gave Christian governments the moral and legal right to seize lands they "discovered" despite those lands already being populated by indigenous peoples. Legitimized by the church and justified by a misreading of Scripture, the Doctrine of Discovery says a land can be considered "empty" and therefore free for the taking if inhabited by "heathens, pagans, and infidels." In this prophetic book, Augustine, a Pueblo woman, reframes the colonization of North America as she investigates ways that the Doctrine of Discovery continues to devastate indigenous cultures, and even the planet itself, as it justifies exploitation of both natural resources and people. This is a powerful call to reckon with the root causes of a legacy that continues to have devastating effects on indigenous peoples around the globe and a call to recognize how all of our lives and our choices are interwoven"-
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