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Vecsey, Christopher

Works: 34 works in 148 publications in 2 languages and 9,557 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Biographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E98.R3, 299.78
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Most widely held works by Christopher Vecsey
Belief and worship in native North America by Åke Hultkrantz( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews and Judaism in the New York Times by Christopher Vecsey( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To understand Judaism today is to fathom its diverse texts, beliefs, rituals, ethics, and institutions, the contemporary concerns of Jews, and the relationships not only among Jews, but also between Jews and gentiles, and the continuing impact of anti-Semitism upon Jewish life. Jews and Judaism have been profoundly affected by the horrific course of the Holocaust, and by the formation of Israel as a Jewish nation-state. These have been the major themes in the Times' treatment of Judaism, in thousands of articles, from the
American Indian environments : ecological issues in native American history( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine ourselves richly : mythic narratives of North American Indians by Christopher Vecsey( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Studies the major mythological traditions of Native Americans, including Hopis, Ojibwas, Iroquois, Navajos, Creeks, and peyote religion, using myth analysis to understand the identities, survival methods, and spirituality of Native American people"
Native footsteps : along the path of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha by Mark G Thiel( )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the first time, Native Footsteps tells the stories of Native North American devotion to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha from past to present. Saint Kateri, a 17th century Algonquin-Mohawk convert, is the first U.S. Native American to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. These many documents, photographs, and interviews, most of which came from Marquette University's Native Catholic archival collections, illustrate the numerous ways the saints life has touched native people of diverse lifestyles and tribal backgrounds."--Back cover
Traditional Ojibwa religion and its historical changes by Christopher Vecsey( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The study describes and analyzes traditional Ojibwa religion and the changes it has undergone through the last three centuries, emphasizing the influence of Christian missions to the Ojibwas in effecting religious change, and examining the concomitant changes in Ojibwa culture and environment through the historical period."--
The study of American Indian religions by Åke Hultkrantz( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a history of the major works on North American Indian religions from the seventeenth century to the present day. It provides the most extensive annotated bibliography of Indian religions ever published in a single work, ranging from the earliest missionary observers through the development of Boasian anthropology to the latest writings from the new ethnography and the history of religions. With its chronological approach, the book far more than a mere bibliography; it is an invaluable survey of the centuries-old interest in and study of spirituality, and offers much needed direction to beginning students and scholars alike. By pointing to the masterworks in the field, by indicating diverse approaches to the topic, by suggesting aspects of study hitherto neglected, and by demonstrating the value of native American religious scholarship to the study of world religions, The Study of North American Indian Religions can stimulate further study of Indian religions." -- Publisher's description
Iroquois land claims( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in native North America( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of American Indian religious freedom( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American Indian communities regard their religious freedoms to be endangered. Despite the First Amendment and an act of Congress that purports to protect Indian religious rights, Native Americans find the practice of their religious traditions to be hindered, often by governmental interference. This book, a collective effort by scholars, lawyers, and American Indian spokespersons has three goals: to identify the specific areas in which Indian religious practices are undermined by federal, state, and local policies as well as by private enterprises; to help non-Indians understand the conceptual bases for American Indian religious beliefs and practices; to suggest practical ways in which to protect the free exercise of Indian religions in the face of other conflicting claims and values. Specifically, Indians find their religious practice endangered in the following ways: the degradation of geographical areas deemed sacred sites; the maltreatment of Indian burials, particularly bodily remains; the prohibition against capture, kill, and use of endangered or protected series; the regulations regarding the collection, transport, and use of peyote; the alienation and display of religious artifacts; the prevention of Indian rituals and behavior (the wearing of braided hair, participation in sweats or pipe ceremonies), particularly in authoritarian institutions. This book is both a manifesto decrying policies that endanger American Indian religious traditions and a manual showing ways in which these traditions might be protected and promoted"--Back cover
Big medicine from six nations by Ted C Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Big Medicine from Six Nations is a series of reminiscences and essays by the late Ted Williams on the themes of "medicine" (physical/spiritual/psychic healing.) Williams intertwines the lore and lifeways of his Tuscarora upbringing, illustrating the dynamic encounter of tradition and innovation at the heart of contemporary Haudenosaunee culture."--Jacket
The paths of Kateri's kin by Christopher Vecsey( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kateri Tekakwitha, the renowned Mohawk convert of the late seventeenth century, symbolizes for thousands of American Indian Catholics today their own two-part cultural identity. Indeed, many feel a profound spiritual kinship with her as they travel the paths of Native American Catholicism. The Paths of Kateri's Kin not only tells her story and that of her Mohawk people, but also offers the first comprehensive study of the interweaving of Catholic and North American Indian ways from the French missionary days of the early 1600s through the complex tapestry of Indian Catholic spirituality alive today. This book examines the fascinating dynamic between Catholic and Indian traditions in many tribal settings across North America and across nearly five centuries, always emphasizing the spiritual lives and practices of contemporary Native American Catholics. For those pursuing religious studies, Native American studies, or American Catholic studies, this definitive work provides the most inclusive approach to date toward this significant, interdisciplinary area
On the Padres' trail by Christopher Vecsey( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Padres' Trail begins with the arrival of Europeans in the New World and the invasion of the Caribbean, from which author Christopher Vecsey traces the expansion of Catholicism into New Spain. He devotes special attention to the history of the Catholic faith and institutions among the Pueblo peoples of New Mexico, particularly in the years since the establishment of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Then, he turns his attention to the history and effects, both good and bad, of the Catholic missions among the Indians of California. In the final section of the book, he details the history of the judgments made about Catholic missionizing in California (and, by extension, all of New Spain) closing with the sometimes critical perspectives of contemporary Native American Catholics regarding the padres who first brought Catholicism to their ancestors
Following 9/11 : religion coverage in the New York times by Christopher Vecsey( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a detailed study of religion coverage in the New York Times during the five years following the attacks of September 11, this book illustrates the culture of the newspaper and how it contributed to the national understanding of specific events and of religion as a national and global phenomenon
The crossing of two roads : being Catholic and Native in the United States( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Original documents from more than 200 years of Catholic history" [1598-2001] -- Front cover
Where the two roads meet by Christopher Vecsey( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume, the third in the American Indian Catholics series, scrutinizes two recent developments in Native American Catholic ministry - the Medicine Men and Clergy Meetings that took place in the 1970s at the Lakota Rosebud Reservations in South Dakota, and the National Tekakwitha Conference, created to foster American Indian Catholic inculturation. Vecsey demonstrates how these developments have encouraged Church personnel to engage in interfaith dialogue with Indian religious exponents."--Jacket
Ojibwa : NG06( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection of documents about the Ojibwa consists of 56 documents and has been divided into four major geographical and temporal periods: the Central Ojibwa: traditional to ca. 1850; the Central Ojibwa: 1850-1950; the Northern Ojibwa: 1780-1950; and the Twentieth Century Ojibwa of the period from 1950 to the 1990s
Belief and worship in native America by Åke Hultkrantz( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pueblo Indian Catholicism : the Isleta case by Christopher Vecsey( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Indian Catholics by Christopher Vecsey( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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American Indian environments : ecological issues in native American history
Iroquois land claimsReligion in native North AmericaHandbook of American Indian religious freedomBig medicine from six nationsThe paths of Kateri's kinOn the Padres' trailFollowing 9/11 : religion coverage in the New York timesThe crossing of two roads : being Catholic and Native in the United StatesAmerican Indian Catholics
Alternative Names
Vecsey, Christopher T.

English (127)

Polish (1)