About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.
Author: Robert Caldwell
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Excerpt from Christianity Explained to a Hindu: Or Christianity and Hinduism Compared, Compiled From Bishop Caldwell, Rev. Nehemiah Goreh, Krishna Mohun Banerjea, and Other Writers One God created all men, and His religion is one. All other religions are the inventions of men, and displeasing in His sight. True Religion Needed - Suppose a cooly, after labouring all day, were paid with bad money. When he went to the bazaar in the evening to buy food for his hungry and weary body, what he Offered in payment would be refused as worthless. Suppose a man sold all his property to buy what he believed to be a precious diamond. If it turned out to be merely a piece of glass, he would. Have lost all in vain. SO it is with religion. Unless it is the true one, it will profit us nothing. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
This volume offers an in-depth study of key themes common to the Hindu and Christian religious traditions.
Author: Francis Clooney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This volume offers an in-depth study of key themes common to the Hindu and Christian religious traditions. It redefines how we think about Hinduism, comparative study, and Christian theology. This book offers a bold new look at how traditions encounter one another, and how good comparisons are to be made. Redefining theology as an interreligious, comparative, dialogical, and confessional practice open to all people, it invites not only Hindus and Christians, but also theologians from all religious traditions, to enter into conversation with one another.
Analysis of Its Meaning and Its Use in Hinduism and Christianity Soosai
Arokiasamy. In chapter six, we consider the different uses of dharma in Christian
theology.. The meaning and purpose of incarnation (avatara) of Christ is explained in ...
Author: Soosai Arokiasamy
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
Caste in the ecclesial community is still a problem in the indian Church. An interest in this problem at the early period of Western Christianity in India led the author to study the writings of Roberto de Nobili (1577-1656). De Nobili was the first European to understand the Hindu Society from its own scriptures and traditions. One of the central concepts that sums up the life of the Hindus is that of dharma. A study of the Nobili's method of adoption of certain customs and synbols of the Hindus without a study of how far de Nobili understood some of the central concepts of Hinduism is incomplete. This work in Dharma, Hindu and Christian, according to Roberto De Nobili is the first study in this line. It centres around the concept of dharma, but it also evaluates the related socio-ethico-religious concepts of Hinduism. Such a study is broader in scope than that of the Hindu caste dharma. It tries to show that this first Christian encounter with Hinduism by de Nobili is quite profound, despite the limitations of the apologetic theology with which de Nobili worked in the presentation of Christianity.
In 1966 Ninian Smart ' s The Yogi and the Devotee explored the Hindu tradition
from the context of the Christian notion of natural theology . 26 Smart found
several points where Hindu thought could bring illumination to Christianity .
Based on ...
Once I know how your Vedas speak about the Supreme God and about religion, I
will give your a reply. For this reason you should explain to me the meaning of
your Vedas. The Hindu says: How can I explain to you the meaning of our Vedas,
Author: David N. Lorenzen
Publisher: El Colegio de Mexico AC
The “Dialogue between and Christian and a Hindu about Religion” (Javābasvāla aika krīstīān aura aika hīṃdu ke bīca mo imāna ke upara) was written in about 1751 by Giuseppe Maria da Gargnano with help from his Capuchin friend and colleague, Cassiano da Macerata, and from an unnamed Brahmin teacher. This teacher apparently taught Giuseppe Maria to read Hindustani and some Sanskrit, instructed him in the basics of Hindu religion, and corrected the Hindustani text of the “Dialogue”. A copy of the Hindustani text was first presented to the raja of Bettiah in 1751. Subsequently, an undetermined number of hand-made copies were distributed among persons in the Bettiah area. A copy of the Hindustani text in an Indian script related to nagari, dated in 1751, together with an Italian version was sent to Rome and is now in the Vatican Library (Borg. ind. 11). Another copy of the text, dated in 1787, is also found in the same Library (Borg. ind. 16). In the context of the still limited progress of European studies of Indian languages and culture in Giuseppe Maria’s historical period, and despite the shortcomings of his own cultural upbringing and intellectual training, the Hindu-Christian dialogu remains a pioneering linguistic and religious experiment.
ABOUT THE BOOK: The True History and the Religion of India, A concise Encyclopedia of Authentic Hinduism is one of the most comprehensive books on human civilization.
Author: Prakashanand Saraswati
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ABOUT THE BOOK: The True History and the Religion of India, A concise Encyclopedia of Authentic Hinduism is one of the most comprehensive books on human civilization. It is an authoritative view of the history of world thought. The book provides the
Our thesis is simple, though the explanation of it cannot be simplistic: Christianity
and Hinduism meet each other in a reality that has something human and
something divine, that is, in what Christians can only call Christ, once they
118 Sharma defined dharma in contradistinction to “religion” on multiple
occasions. ... facilitate the spread of an SDBC-oriented Sanatanist identity, and
provided a way to reinforce a certain uniformity of Sanatan Hindu discourse and
Author: Alexander Rocklin
Publisher: UNC Press Books
How can religious freedom be granted to people who do not have a religion? While Indian indentured workers in colonial Trinidad practiced cherished rituals, "Hinduism" was not a widespread category in India at the time. On this Caribbean island, people of South Asian descent and African descent came together—under the watchful eyes of the British rulers—to walk on hot coals for fierce goddesses, summon spirits of the dead, or honor Muslim martyrs, practices that challenged colonial norms for religion and race. Drawing deeply on colonial archives, Alexander Rocklin examines the role of the category of religion in the regulation of the lives of Indian laborers struggling for autonomy. Gradually, Indians learned to narrate the origins, similarities, and differences among their fellows' cosmological views, and to define Hindus, Muslims, and Christians as distinct groups. Their goal in doing this work of subaltern comparative religion, as Rocklin puts it, was to avoid criminalization and to have their rituals authorized as legitimate religion—they wanted nothing less than to gain access to the British promise of religious freedom. With the indenture system's end, the culmination of this politics of recognition was the gradual transformation of Hindus' rituals and the reorganization of their lives—they fabricated a "world religion" called Hinduism.
1 As the present Work is concerned with those errors only which are opposed to Christian Theism, it would be ... a sign; but it may be worth while to explain the
nature of the dispute, because it suggests a caution which is practically important.
Author: James R. Ballantyne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
James Robert Ballantyne (1813-64), who taught oriental languages in India, published this work in 1859. Intended for the Tyro missionary, it summarises Hinduism and argues for the truth of Christianity. Containing a facing Sanskrit translation, it is an excellent primary source on the religiosity of British imperialism.
Christianity. Christianity Explained to a Hindu ; or, The Doctrines of Christianity
and Hinduism Compared. 60 pp. ... India Hindu, and India Christian ; or, What
Hinduism has done for India, and what Christianity would do for it. 8vo. 72 pp. 2£
1 Tamil Hindu Society and the Advent of the Portuguese Many scholars have
generally treated the study of medieval South Indian society within the framework
of a fourfold division . ' B.A. Saletore explained the traditional Hindu social order
Author: S. Jeyaseela Stephen
Publisher: Gyan Publishing House
Category: Missions, Portuguese
Based on a wide range of published sources, archival material and field data, this book is an in-depth study of the Portuguese Christian, missions and missionaries in the Tamil coast and hinterland between 1519 and 1774. It presents a fresh analysis on the theme of the Portuguese contribution to Tamil language and printing press. The book presents the best socio-historical and missionary study of Christianity for understanding the history of the Tamil Society.
" The volume is introduced with a summary of a recent survey that sought to identify the capacity of religions to tolerate one another in theory and in practice.
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
Today, and historically, religions often seem to be intolerant, narrow-minded, and zealous. But the record is not so one-sided. In Religious Tolerance in World Religions, numerous scholars offer perspectives on the "what" and "why" traditions of tolerance in world religions, beginning with the pre-Christian West, Greco-Roman paganism, and ancient Israelite Monotheism and moving into modern religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. By tolerance the authors mean "the capacity to live with religious difference, and by toleration, the theory that permits a majority religion to accommodate the presence of a minority religion." The volume is introduced with a summary of a recent survey that sought to identify the capacity of religions to tolerate one another in theory and in practice. Eleven religious communities in seven nations were polled on questions that ranged from equality of religious practitioners to consequences of disobedience. The essays frame the provocative analysis of how a religious system in its political statement produces categories of tolerance that can be explained in that system’s logical context. Past and present beliefs, practices, and definitions of social order are examined in terms of how they support tolerance for other religious groups as a matter of public policy. Religious Tolerance in World Religions focuses attention on the attitude "that the ’infidel’ or non-believer may be accorded an honorable position within the social order defined by Islam or Christianity or Judaism or Buddhism or Hinduism, and so on." It is a timely reference for colleges and universities and for makers of public policy.
An Appeal to Educated Hindus John Murdoch, Christian Literature Society for
India. History of the Hindu Triad . ... Christianity Explained to a Hindu ; or , The
Doctrines of Christia : nity and Hinduism Compared . 8vo . 60 pp . 2 As .
Christianity . The Books of the Bible . 8vo . 70 pp . 2 As . By the Rev. Dr. Rouse . Christianity Explained to a Hindu ; or , The Doctrines of Christianity and Hinduism
Compared . 60 pp . 2 As . India Hindu , and India Christian ; or , What Hinduism ...
Invaluable to a wide range of students of religious studies, South Asian studies and text and practice, this book will also be of interest to Indian communities in the diaspora seeking to understand their roots, including (but not ...
Author: Julia Leslie
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
For Hindus and non-Hindus, in India and beyond, Valmiki is the poet-saint who composed the epic Ramayana. Yet for a vocal community of Dalits (ex-untouchables), Valmiki is God. How does one explain the popular story that Valmiki started out as an ignorant and violent bandit, attacking and killing travellers for material gain? And what happens when these two accounts, Valmiki as God and Valmiki as villain, are held simultaneously by two different religious groups, both contemporary, and both vocal?Exploring the relationship between sacred text and religious meaning, Leslie presents a critical study of the figure of Valmiki drawing on the sacred texts in Sanskrit traditionally attributed to Valmiki and exploring various popular stories. This ground-breaking analysis, illustrated with paintings of Valmiki, makes a unique contribution both to our understanding of the interlocking beliefs of many religious communities and to a greater awareness of the problematic relationship between sacred text and contemporary religious meaning. Invaluable to a wide range of students of religious studies, South Asian studies and text and practice, this book will also be of interest to Indian communities in the diaspora seeking to understand their roots, including (but not exclusively) the Valmikis.
His position has become significant to resurgent Hinduism because he has attempted, with considerable success, to modernize Sankara who is the universally accepted St. Thomas of Hinduism.
Author: Thomas Paul Urumpackal
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
The church in India is in duty bound to investigate and as far as possible of the religious values found in Hinduism the religion of the great majority of the Indian people which embodies the most searching quest in the natural order if the Divine that the world has known. The results of this investigation will show the way, towards an indigenous theology, which is a pressing need of Christianity in India. In India we are experiencing in every walk of life a peaceful revolution; in economics and politics the old views are giving way to new ones; in religion, ancient monistic views are re-interpreted and are posing a challenge to every other religion with renewed vigour and self-confidence. Many influential Hindu theologians today favour some kind of monism. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is undoubtedly the best known of all these modern Hindu thinkers. His position has become significant to resurgent Hinduism because he has attempted, with considerable success, to modernize Sankara who is the universally accepted St. Thomas of Hinduism. Like Sankara he is trying to restate the eternal meaning of the Hindu religions. If Sankara's mission was to the Hindus alone, Radhakrishnan's is to the entire world. In recent years Christian intellectuals of India are showing a growing interest in him, because he evaluates every point in Christian theology in the light of the re-interpreted religion of the Upanishads.
"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 ...
Author: Leonard Fernando
Publisher: Penguin Books India
"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.