Hindu And Christian In South East India

Autore: Geoffrey Oddie
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1136773770
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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Christianity In India

Autore: Leonard Fernando
Editore: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 9780670057696
Grandezza: 77,48 MB
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Vista: 8833

"Written by two of the country's foremost theologians, Christianity in India traces the fascinating history of each of these communities, and describes the role of Christians in education, social services, multilingual publishing and the freedom struggle. The authors explain to non-Christians the tenets and rituals that bind the faithful, whether Catholic, Protestant or Orthodox - prayer, the Sunday service, baptism and marriage, the role of Jesus in daily life, Christians' understanding of other faiths - and examine the controversial issues of caste within Christianity and conversions from other faiths."--BOOK JACKET.

Margins Of Faith

Autore: Rowena Robinson
Editore: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 9386042932
Grandezza: 68,59 MB
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This volume documents the ethnographies of regionally distinct Dalit and tribal Christian communities, raising new arguments pertaining to the autonomy and distinct identity of these communities in adverse social set-ups. Stressing upon the plurality of identities, the essays reject the idea of determining these exclusively on the basis of religion. They also chart the multiple levels of marginality experienced by both Dalit and tribal Christians and analyze how these groups negotiate their former religious faith and practices with Christianity. The book is a response to the urgent need for such studies in social science writings brought to the fore by contemporary political challenges/struggles facing these communities in various parts of India.

Approaches To History

Autore: Sabyasachi Bhattacharya
Editore: Primus Books
ISBN: 9380607172
Grandezza: 77,63 MB
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History as a social science is arguably more self-reflective than associated disciplines in that family. Other social scientists seem to see little reason to look beyond the paradigm they are developing in the present times. Historians on the other hand, tend to depend on the cumulative process of the development of their craft and the fund of accumulated knowledge. Yet, while this is acknowledged in the practice of research, Historiography in itself as a subject of study has rarely found its place in the syllabi of Indian universities. Knowledge of Historiography is taken for granted when a scholar plunges into research. In an attempt to address this lacuna, the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) has planned a series of volumes on Historiography comprising articles by subject specialists commissioned by the ICHR. The first volume in the series, Approaches to History: Essays in Indian Historiography brings to the readers the first fruits of that endeavour. While the essays encompass areas of research presently at the frontiers of new research, scholars will also find the bibliographies accompanying the essays of significant appeal.

Construction Of The Other Identification Of The Self

Autore: Martin Tamcke
Editore: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643902603
Grandezza: 46,97 MB
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This volume of diverse contributions revisits the European religious construction of the Indian Other. In their attempt to identify their European Self, missionaries from Germany constructed India as their Other and archived such constructions. Such archival narratives epitomize the conviction of these missionaries in their Christian faith and their belief in the superiority of the European Self. These narratives, however, provide readers (for whose eyes they were not meant originally) with spaces to locate their own past and to identify their own Self. (Series: Studies on Oriental Church History / Studien zur Orientalischen Kirchengeschichte - Vol. 45)

Popular Christianity In India

Autore: Selva J. Raj
Editore: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791455197
Grandezza: 67,43 MB
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Explores the lived experience of Christianity in India.

Converting Women

Autore: Eliza F. Kent
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198036951
Grandezza: 34,27 MB
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With the emergence of Hindu nationalism, the conversion of Indians to Christianity has become a volatile issue, erupting in violence against converts and missionaries. At the height of British colonialism, however, conversion was a path to upward mobility for low-castes and untouchables, especially in the Tamil-speaking south of India. In this book, Eliza F. Kent takes a fresh look at these conversions, focusing especially on the experience of women converts and the ways in which conversion transformed gender roles and expectations. Kent argues that the creation of a new, "respectable" community identity was central to the conversion process for the agricultural laborers and artisans who embraced Protestant Christianity under British rule. At the same time, she shows, this new identity was informed as much by elite Sanskritic customs and ideologies as by Western Christian discourse. Stigmatized by the dominant castes for their ritually polluting occupations and relaxed rules governing kinship and marriage, low-caste converts sought to validate their new higher-status identity in part by the reform of gender relations. These reforms affected ideals of femininity and masculinity in the areas of marriage, domesticity, and dress. By the creation of a "discourse of respectability," says Kent, Tamil Christians hoped to counter the cultural justifications for their social, economic, and sexual exploitation at the hands of high-caste landowners and village elites. Kent's focus on the interactions between Western women missionaries and the Indian Christian women not only adds depth to our understanding of colonial and patriarchal power dynamics, but to the intricacies of conversion itself. Posing an important challenge to normative notions of conversion as a privatized, individual moment in time, Kent's study takes into consideration the ways that public behavior, social status, and the transformation of everyday life inform religious conversion.

Impact Of Christianity On Indian And Australian Societies

Autore: Ashok Rathore
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514494612
Grandezza: 28,86 MB
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This book by Professor (Dr.) Ashok Rathore compares influence of Christianity on Australian Dreamtime belief and Indian Hinduism (Sanatan Dharm) religion. This is innovative work of theology and sociology with mature understanding of Christianity in two Indian subcontinents and Australian continent. The author has worked in America, Australia, and the Philippines and interacted with people of various faiths and religions (Jews, Christians, freemasons, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Buddhists, Unitarians, atheists, and numerous movements). Being a skeptic, the author always asked this question: where and why do we differ and have different religions, and where do we converge? In the world, with over two billion Christians, why is Christianity so popular worldwide? Why does Christianity remained stagnant at 2.3 percent in India? Whereas Christianity arrived in Australia only 227 years ago from Britain and over 70 percent Aborigines were converted to Christianity. The book evince There is no relative superiority of one religion over another. The world needs is a fellowship of faiths for a common goals for a global ethic which rejects conflict, revenge, aggression and retaliation with the foundation of love. The book is expected to serve as an important component to improve relationship for theologians, biblical scholars of different religions at an international level in both countries so that a common set of core values is found in the teachings and understanding of different religions and this will form the basis of a global ethic as recommended by the 1993 Parliament of the World. India is called the Land of Faith and Religion. One can witness the Indians practicing almost all the religions prevalent in the present world - Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Christianity Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Sikhism and many others (including many movements and cults). Christianity's greatest contribution to our understanding of God is, Jesus of Nazareth.

South Asian Christian Diaspora

Autore: Assoc Prof Selva J Raj
Editore: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409478076
Grandezza: 43,62 MB
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The South Asian Christian diaspora is largely invisible in the literature about religion and migration. This is the first comprehensive study of South Asian Christians living in Europe and North America, presenting the main features of these diasporas, their community histories and their religious practices. The South Asian Christian diaspora is pluralistic both in terms of religious adherence, cultural tradition and geographical areas of origin. This book gives justice to such pluralism and presents a multiplicity of cultures and traditions typical of the South Asian Christian diaspora. Issues such as the institutionalization of the religious traditions in new countries, identity, the paradox of belonging both to a minority immigrant group and a majority religion, the social functions of rituals, attitudes to language, generational transfer, and marriage and family life, are all discussed.

The East India Company And Religion 1698 1858

Autore: Penelope Carson
Editore: Boydell Press
ISBN: 1843837323
Grandezza: 49,63 MB
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An overview of the East India Company's policy towards religion throughout its period of rule in India.

South East Asia

Autore: Patricia Herbert
Editore: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824812676
Grandezza: 78,43 MB
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Vista: 7526

Halle And The Beginning Of Protestant Christianity In India

Autore: Andreas Gross
ISBN: 9783931479848
Grandezza: 79,48 MB
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Vista: 1430

Cultural And Religious Heritage Of India Christianity

Autore: Suresh K. Sharma
Editore: Mittal Publications
ISBN: 9788170999591
Grandezza: 49,36 MB
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Vista: 2063

The Oxford Handbook Of Christianity In Asia

Autore: Felix Wilfred
Editore: Oxford University Press (UK)
ISBN: 0199329060
Grandezza: 52,44 MB
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This Handbook explores the world of Asian Christianity and its manifold expressions, including worship, theology, spirituality, inter-religious relations, interventions in society, and mission. The volume's contributors' deconstruct many of the widespread misconceptions and interpretations of Christianity in Asia. The essays analyze how the spread of Christianity in Asia is linked with the socio-political and cultural processes of colonization, decolonization, modernization, democratization, identity construction of social groups, and various social movements. With a particular focus on inter-religious encounters and the theological and spiritual paradigms emerging in the continent, the volume provides alternative frames for understanding the phenomenon of conversion and shows how the scriptures of other religious traditions are used in the practice of Christianity in Asia. The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia draws insightful conclusions on the historical, contemporary, and future trajectory of its subject by combining the contributions of scholars in a wide variety of disciplines, including theology, sociology, history, political science, and cultural studies.

Christians In South Indian Villages 1959 2009

Autore: John B. Carman
Editore: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802871631
Grandezza: 36,73 MB
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This book revisits South Indian Christian communities that were studied in 1959 and written about in Village Christians and Hindu Culture (1968). In 1959 the future of these village congregations was uncertain. Would they grow through conversions or slowly dissolve into the larger Hindu society around them? John Carman and Chilkuri Vasantha Rao s carefully gathered research fifty years later reveals both the decline of many older congregations and the surprising emergence of new Pentecostal and Baptist churches that emphasize the healing power of Christ. Significantly, the new congregations largely cut across caste lines, including both high castes and outcastes (Dalits). Carman and Vasantha Rao pay particular attention to the social, political, and religious environment of these Indian village Christians, including their adaptation of indigenous Hindu practices into their Christian faith and observances.

Gender And Islam In Southeast Asia

Autore: Susanne Schroeter
Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9004242929
Grandezza: 18,59 MB
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The volume is the first comprehensive compilation of texts on gender constructions, normative gender orders and their religious legitimizations, as well as current gender policies in Islamic Southeast Asia and contributes on current debates on gender and Islam.

South And Southeast Asia Culture And Religion

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The Wiley Blackwell Companion To Inter Religious Dialogue

Autore: Catherine Cornille
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118529944
Grandezza: 31,69 MB
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This comprehensive volume brings together a distinguished editorial team, including some of the field’s pioneers, to explore the aims, practice, and historical context of interfaith collaboration. Explores in full the background, history, objectives, and discourse between the leaders and practitioners of the world’s major religions Examines relations between religions from around the world, moving well beyond the common focus on Christianity, to also cover over 12 major religions Features a wealth of case studies on contemporary interreligious dialogue Charts a long-term shift away from a competitive rivalry between belief systems, and a change in focus towards the more respectful, cooperative approach reflected in institutions such as the World Council of Churches Includes up-to-date commentary on the growing dialogue of recent years, written by some of the leading figures working in the field of interfaith discourse

International Mission Bibliography 1960 2000

Autore: Norman E. Thomas
Editore: ATLA Bibliography Series
Grandezza: 32,28 MB
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This massive reference is the key to finding the most important works on missiology published from 1960-2000. Representing the research of more than 30 sub-editors in mission-related disciplines, including history, theology, social aspects, education, evangelism, spirtuality, and political life, and includes sections on Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Complete publication details and ISBNs are given for each entry.

Pentecostals Proselytization And Anti Christian Violence In Contemporary India

Autore: Chad M. Bauman
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190266317
Grandezza: 70,20 MB
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Every year, there are several hundred attacks on India's Christians. These attacks are carried out by violent anti-minority activists, many of them provoked by what they perceive to be a Christian propensity for aggressive proselytization, or by rumored or real conversions to the faith. Pentecostals are disproportionately targeted. Drawing on extensive interviews, ethnographic work, and a vast scholarly literature on interreligious violence, Hindu nationalism, and Christianity in India, Chad Bauman examines this phenomenon. While some of the factors in the targeting of Pentecostals are obvious and expected-their relatively greater evangelical assertiveness, for instance-other significant factors are less acknowledged and more surprising: marginalization of Pentecostals by "mainstream" Christians, the social location of Pentecostal Christians, and transnational flows of missionary personnel, theories, and funds. A detailed analysis of Indian Christian history, contemporary Indian politics, Indian social and cultural characteristics, and Pentecostal belief and practice, this volume sheds important light on a troubling fact of contemporary Indian life.