India and the Indianness of Christianity : Essays on Understanding, Historical, Theological, and Bibliographical, in Honor of Robert Eric Frykenberg

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-15
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
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Honoring historian Robert Eric Frykenberg-arguably the historian most responsible for promoting studies of intercultural and interreligious interactions in the South Asian context-the essays in this collection avoid the pitfall of Eurocentric, top-down historiographies and instead adopt and adapt Frykenberg's own Indocentric, bottom-up approach, thus accentuating indigenous agency in the emergence of Christianity as an Indian religion.

Author Biography

Richard Fox Young holds the Timby Chair in the History of Religions at Princeton Theological Seminary. He has written extensively on the encounter of Buddhists and Hindus with Christians in nineteenth-century South Asia.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. ix
Introduction: The Frykenberg Vamsavali: A South Asia Historian's Genealogy, Personal and Academic, with a Bibliography of His Worksp. 1
Indian Participation in Enabling, Sustaining, and Promoting Christian Mission in Indiap. 26
"Ancient Churches" and Modern Missions in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 41
Empire and Misinformation: Christianity and Colonial Knowledge from a South Indian Hindu Perspective (ca. 1804)p. 59
Creating Christian Community in Early-Nineteenth-Century Agrap. 82
An "Ardour" of Devotion: The Spiritual Legacy of Henry Martynp. 108
Revival, Syncretism, and the Anticolonial Discourse of the Kherwar Movement, 1871-1910p. 127
Caste, Catholicism, and History "from Below," 1863-1917p. 144
Hindu Pundits and Missionary "Knowledge" of Hinduismp. 158
Proselytism in the History of Christianity in Indiap. 181
Anticipating Independent India: The Idea of the Lutheran Christian Nation and Indian Nationalismp. 196
Indian Christians and Nehru's Nation-Statep. 217
Christian Interpretation of "Hinduism": Between Understanding and Theological Judgmentp. 235
An Overview and Analysis of Missionary Collections in the United Kingdom Relating to South Asiap. 249
North American Sources for the Study of Protestant Christian Missions in Indiap. 266
Indexp. 277
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