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Author Dobe, Timothy, author

Title Hindu Christian faqir : modern monks, global Christianity, and Indian sainthood / Timothy Dobe
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Series AAR religion, culture, and history
AAR religion, culture, and history
Summary This title compares two colonial Indian saints from Punjab, the neo-Vedantin Hindu Rama Tirtha (1873-1906) and the Christian convert Sundar Singh (1889-1929). Challenging ideas of the invention of modern Hinduism, the transparent translation of Christianity, and the construction of saints by devotees, the study focuses on the long-standing, shared religious idioms that both men creatively drew on to appeal to their transnational audiences and to pursue particular and plural models of religious perfection
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on September 9, 2015)
Subject Rama Tirtha, Swami, 1873-1906.
Singh, Sundar, 1889-1929.
Religious leaders -- India -- History -- 19th century.
Christianity and other religions -- Hinduism.
Hinduism -- Relations -- Christianity.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199346271 (ebook)