Stephen Neill's A History of Christianity in India: 1707-1858 (Vol 2) PDF

By Stephen Neill

ISBN-10: 0511520565

ISBN-13: 9780511520563

ISBN-10: 0521303761

ISBN-13: 9780521303767

ISBN-10: 0521893321

ISBN-13: 9780521893329

This e-book, a sequel to Bishop Neill's A historical past of Christianity in India: The Beginnings to 1707, strains its topic from the loss of life of Aurunzib to the so-called Indian Mutiny. The background of India because 1498 is of an incredible war of words of cultures and religions. due to the fact 1757, the manager half during this war of words has been performed through Britain; and the Christian missionary firm, specifically on its academic part, has had an important position. This publication depicts with admirable equity all of the a number of different types of Christian religion that experience made touch with India. during this quantity, the Indian voice within the controversy starts in actual fact to be heard. Bishop Neill had was hoping it might be heard much more truly in a 3rd quantity tracing the tale to Independence in 1947 and the formation of the Church of South India within which he himself performed so admired a component. regrettably, he died sooner than he might write it.

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The establishment in their Indian outpost included two resident chaplains; these held no permanent appointment, and, when one of them was due to return to Denmark, his place was usually taken by the chaplain of one of the ships which periodically arrived from Europe. There are occasional references in official documents3 to the duty of converting the non-Christians; but nothing seems to have been done, the chaplains confining themselves strictly to their statutory duties as ministers to the European residents of the colony.

Jones made no secret of his genuine, though undogmatic, adherence to the Christian faith in which he had been brought up; he could write sincerely of 'our divine religion, the truth of which (if any history is Parliament Takes a Hand 27 true) is absolutely proved by historical evidence'. At the same time he could affirm that 'I am . . charmed with Crishan [Krishna], an enthusiastic admirer of Raame and a devout adorer of Brimha [Brahma] Bisher [Visnu] Mahiser [Mahasvara]',45 and express the opinion that the Hindu doctrine of transmigration is to be preferred to the Christian doctrine of eternal loss.

No one wanted them, and many were prepared to give unconcealed expression to their displeasure. At the head of the colony was the commandant, who, as the sequel showed, was prepared to exercise dictatorial powers. But his was not a royal appointment. He was no more than the chief representative in India of the Danish East India Company; he was appointed by the authorities of the Company, and to them all communications with Europe had to be addressed. 4 Such direct access could not be agreeable to the governor.

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