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Imagined Hinduism [electronic resource] : British Protestant missionary constructions of Hinduism, 1793-1900 / Geoffrey A. Oddie.

By: Oddie, Geoffrey A, 1932-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2006Description: 1 online resource (374 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9788132109211 (electronic bk.); 813210921X (electronic bk.); 1283422166; 9781283422161.Subject(s): Missions, British -- India -- History -- 18th century | Missions, British -- India -- History -- 19th century | Protestants -- India -- History -- 18th century | Protestants -- India -- History -- 19th century | Protestant churches -- Relations -- Hinduism | Hinduism -- Relations -- Protestant churches | Fremdbild | Hinduismus | Kulturaustausch | Missionar | Protestantismus | Gro�britannien | Indien | RELIGION / Hinduism / General | Geschichte 1793-1900Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Imagined Hinduism.DDC classification: 294.507/041 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: This important book explores the emergence and subsequent refinement of the idea of Hinduism as it developed among British Protestant missionaries in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The author demonstrates how the missionaries' construction of Hinduism grew out of their own roots in post-Enlightenment Europe, their Christian conception of religion, the colonial reality of India, and their need to 'know the enemy' in order to spread Christianity more effectively. Drawing upon missionary writings, Geoffrey Oddie shows how the early view of Hinduism as pagan or heathen settled into
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [350]-364) and index.

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This important book explores the emergence and subsequent refinement of the idea of Hinduism as it developed among British Protestant missionaries in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The author demonstrates how the missionaries' construction of Hinduism grew out of their own roots in post-Enlightenment Europe, their Christian conception of religion, the colonial reality of India, and their need to 'know the enemy' in order to spread Christianity more effectively. Drawing upon missionary writings, Geoffrey Oddie shows how the early view of Hinduism as pagan or heathen settled into

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