Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

59. What do Hindus Think about Christianity?

Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

Will Sweetman [+-]
University of Otago
Will Sweetman is Professor of Asian Religions at the University of Otago in New Zealand. His research focusses on interactions between religions in India in the early modern period. He is author of Mapping Hinduism: ‘Hinduism’ and the Study of Indian Religions, 1600–1776 (Harrassowitz, 2003); and co-author (with R. Ilakkuvan) of Bibliotheca Malabarica: Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg’s Tamil Library (Institut Francais De Pondichery, 2012). He is working on a book provisionally entitled “Genealogies of Hinduism.”


Although Christianity has long been present in India, modern communications and the colonization of India by European powers greatly intensified the engagement between Hindus and Christians. This chapter examines the various ways in which Hindus have understood Christianity as they have encountered it in the modern period.

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Sweetman, Will. 59. What do Hindus Think about Christianity?. Hinduism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 200-202 Aug 2022. ISBN 9781800502406. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=41727. Date accessed: 04 Jun 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41727. Aug 2022

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