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The Christian society for the study of Hinduism 1940-1956 : interreligious engagement in mid-twentieth century India

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dc.contributor.advisor Clasguin, M. (Michel)
dc.contributor.author Hivner, Richard Leroy
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-29T06:44:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-29T06:44:07Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06
dc.identifier.citation Hivner, Richard Leroy (2011) The Christian society for the study of Hinduism 1940-1956 : interreligious engagement in mid-twentieth century India, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4657> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4657
dc.description.abstract This thesis is focused on a particular chapter in the history of the Christian study of Hinduism. Perspectives and attitudes from the mid-twentieth century will be studied as seen in the Christian Society for the Study of Hinduism (CSSH, 1940-1956), the first organization or society ever to focus on the Christian encounter with Hinduism, and the first forty issues of its quarterly publication, The Pilgrim (1941-1952).1 The CSSH made no attempt to spell out what it meant by "Hinduism," nor what particular variety of "Christianity" was brought to the study. The non-reflective use of these terms is not surprising for that time but demands examination in this thesis, which focuses on the Christian understanding of Hinduism that is discernable in the work of the society. The meaning of "Hinduism" has become a hotly contested issue, as has the role of Christians in developing that term and its various shades of meaning. This thesis does not attempt to resolve all the questions and controversies surrounding the study of Hinduism, but does intend to contribute to the ongoing engagement between Christians and Hindus by highlighting an impressive (and neglected) chapter in the history of that interreligious en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 360 p.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Christianity en
dc.subject Hinduism en
dc.subject Interreligious engagement en
dc.subject.ddc 294.50954
dc.subject.lcsh Christian Society for the Study of Hinduism
dc.subject.lcsh Hinduism -- Relations -- Christianty
dc.subject.lcsh Christianity and other religions --Hindusim
dc.subject.lcsh Hinduism -- India
dc.title The Christian society for the study of Hinduism 1940-1956 : interreligious engagement in mid-twentieth century India en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Religious Studies and Arabic
dc.description.degree D. Litt. et Phil (Religious Studies)


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