Christian Identity and Dalit Religion in Hindu India, 1868-1947

Christian Identity and Dalit Religion in Hindu India, 1868-1947

by Chad M. Bauman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802862764

ISBN-13: 9780802862761

Pub. Date: 10/07/2008

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

Series: Studies in the History of Christian Missions (SHCM)

When a form of Christianity from one corner of the world encounters the religion and culture of another, new and distinctive forms of the faith result. In this volume Chad Bauman considers one such cultural context — colonial Chhattisgarh in north central India.

In his

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Series: Studies in the History of Christian Missions (SHCM)

When a form of Christianity from one corner of the world encounters the religion and culture of another, new and distinctive forms of the faith result. In this volume Chad Bauman considers one such cultural context — colonial Chhattisgarh in north central India.

In his study Bauman focuses on the interaction of three groups: Hindus from the low-caste Satnami community, Satnami converts to Christianity, and the American missionaries who worked with them. Informed by archival snooping and ethnographic fieldwork, the book reveals the emergence of a unique Satnami-Christian identity. As Bauman shows, preexisting structures of thought, belief, behavior, and more altered this emerging identity in significant ways, thereby creating a distinct regional Christianity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802862761
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/07/2008
Series:
Studies in the History of Christian Missions
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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