Shopping Basket Shopping Basket      Sign Up / Sign In     
ONLINE SALES: 250.758.4287  or  Toll Free 1.888.278.2202
RETAIL STORE: 250.585.1549

George E. Tinker

George E. ''Tink'' Tinker is a member of the wazhazhe, Osage Nation. He is a Professor of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions at Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado. Among his many publications are Missionary Conquest (Fortress Press, 1993) and Native American Theology (co-authored, 2001). A forward written by George is included in the new edition of God is Red: A Native View of Religion, 30th Anniversary Edition written by Vine Deloria.

Dr. Tinker holds a B.A from New Mexico Highlands University, a M.Div. from the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and a Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union.

Dr. Tinker has volunteered in the Indigenous community as (non–stipendiary) director of Four Winds American Indian Survival Project in Denver for two decades. In that capacity he functions in the urban Indigenous community as a traditional American Indigenous spiritual leader. He is past president of the Native American Theological Association and a member of the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians.

Firmly committed to the ecumenical movement, he has been active in volunteer capacities with several denominations at the national level, the National Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches. He currently serves as an “Honorary Advisor” to IMADR, the International Movement against all Forms of Discrimination and Racism; and he also serves locally on the Leadership Council of the American Indian Movement of Colorado. On campus, Tinker works closely both with students of color and with Lutheran students.

God is Red: A Native View of Religion, 30th Anniversary Edition
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous;

First published in 1972, Vine Deloria Jr.'s God Is Red remains the seminal work on Native religious views, asking new questions about our species and our ultimate fate. Celebrating 3 decades in publication with a special 30th-anniversary edition, this classic work reminds us to learn "that we are a part of nature, not a transcendent species with no responsibilities to the natural world." It is time again to listen to Vine Deloria Jr.'s powerful voice, telling us about religious life that is independent from Christianity and that reveres the interconnectedness of all living things.

Authentic Indigenous Text