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The Routledge Handbook of Hindu–Christian Relations

Edited by: Chad M. Bauman , Michelle Voss Roberts

Print publication date:  December  2020
Online publication date:  December  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367000707
eBook ISBN: 9781003139843
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003139843
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The historical interplay of Hinduism as an ancient Indian religion and Christianity as a religion associated (in India, at least) with foreign power and colonialism, continues to animate Hindu?Christian relations today. On the one hand, The Routledge Handbook of Hindu?Christian Relations describes a rich history of amicable, productive, even sometimes syncretic Hindu?Christian encounters. On the other, this handbook equally attends to historical and contemporary moments of tension, conflict, and violence between Hindus and Christians. Comprising thirty-nine chapters by a team of international contributors, this handbook is divided into seven parts:

  • Theoretical and methodological considerations
  • Historical interactions
  • Contemporary exchanges
  • Sites of bodily and material interactions
  • Significant figures
  • Comparative theologies
  • Responses

The handbook explores: how the study of Hindu?Christian relations has been and ought to be done, the history of Hindu?Christian relations through key interactions, ethnographic reflections on current dynamics of Hindu?Christian exchange, important key thinkers, and topics in comparative theology, ultimately providing a framework for further debates in the area.

The Routledge Handbook of Hindu-Christian Relations is essential reading for students and researchers in Hindu?Christian studies, Hindu traditions, Asian religions, and studies in Christianity. This handbook will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as anthropology, political science, theology, and history.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The formation and mutual re-formations of “Christianity” and “Hinduism” as “religious” categories Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The emergence of modern Hinduism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Western philosophy and Christian theology in twentieth-century Hindu thought Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Orientalism and postcolonial theory in Hindu–Christian encounters Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Syrian Christians and dominant-caste Hindus Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Hindu–Jesuit encounters Download PDF
Chapter  8:  State power in the relations between Catholics and Hindus Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Hindu–Protestant encounters Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The East India Company, Christianity, and Hinduism  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Hindu–Christian debates in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Critiques of Christianity from Savarkar to Malhotra Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Anti-conversion laws in post-Independence India Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Hindu–Christian relations through the lens of caste Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Race, representation, and Hindu–Christian encounters in contemporary North America Download PDF
Chapter  16:  ISKCON–Christian encounters Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Hindu–Christian relations in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Popular religious traditions and shared religious spaces Download PDF
Chapter  19:  “Religion” and Hindu–Christian relations after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Gender and the social boundaries between “Hindus” and “Christians” Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Ritual and ritualization in Hindu–Christian relations Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Aesthetics, art, and visual culture in Hindu–Christian relations Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Christian and Hindu responses to Christian yoga practice in North America Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Rammohun Roy Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Swami Vivekananda Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Mohandas K. (“Mahatma”) Gandhi Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Raimon Panikkar Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Abhishiktananda Download PDF
Chapter  29:  A theology of Hindu–Christian relations Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Rethinking the One and the many in Advaita Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Creation, cosmos, ecology Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Competing philosophies and theologies of the human person Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Divine embodiment in Hinduism and Christianity Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Truth and salvation in Hindu–Christian encounters Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Inculturation Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Peace and conflict Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Contemporary Hindu–Christian dialogue Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Response: shared and contested spaces Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Response Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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