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Debating 'Conversion' in Hinduism and Christianity by Ankur Barua

By Ankur Barua

Hindu and Christian debates over the meanings, motivations, and modalities of ‘conversion’ give you the vital connecting topic working via this ebook. It specializes in the explanations provided by way of either side to guard or oppose the potential for those cross-border events, and indicates how those purposes shape a part of a much wider constellation of rules, thoughts, and practices of the Christian and the Hindu worlds.

The booklet attracts upon numerous ancient case-studies of Christian missionaries and of Hindus who encountered those missionaries. by means of analysing the various complicated negotiations, intersections, and conflicts among Hindus and Christians over the query of ‘conversion’, it demonstrates that those encounters revolve round 3 major contested issues. first of all, who can competently ‘speak for the convert’? Secondly, how is ‘tolerating’ the spiritual different attached to an appraisal of the other’s viewpoints that could be held to be mistaken, insufficient, or incomplete? ultimately, what's, actually, the ‘true Religion’? The e-book demonstrates that it will be important to strive against with those questions for an sufficient realizing of the Hindu and Christian debates over ‘conversion.’

Questioning what ‘conversion’ accurately is, and why it's been any such risky factor on India’s political-legal panorama, the booklet might be an invaluable contribution to reports of Hinduism, Christianity and Asian faith and Philosophy.

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