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The Brahmin and his Bible

Author : R. S. Sugirtharajah
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On the bicentenary of the publication of Raja Rammohun Roy's Precepts of Jesus, R. S. Sugirtharajah situates Roy's compilation of the moral teachings of Jesus in its social, cultural and political context and analyses the hermeneutical issues it generated. In doing so, he documents the often acrimonious exegetical exchanges between Roy and the missionaries over the standing and status of the Bible; their often differing hermeneutical suppositions and strategies; their contradictory consturals of Jesus; and disputes about translations. Sugirtharajah addresses issues such as the place of the Precepts among earlier Gospel Harmonies, Roy's use of the Improved Version, a highly contentious Unitarian Bible, and his motives for translating his own Hindu texts. Sugirtharajah also demonstrates how Roy's work was a precursor to de-mythologization which the West took up later, and how Roy's identification of Jesus as an Asiatic, and his idea of a moral union between Father and Son, were routinely reused by later Indian writers. An additional feature is a critical look at Thomas Jefferson's The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, which appeared in the same year and which had a similar interpretative aim and aspiration. This volume also includes Roy's Precepts in full. There have been popular perceptions of Roy as someone who strongly disapproved of various Christian doctrines and was highly rationalistic in his outlook. Sugirtharajah demonstrates that Roy was much more complex in his writings. His initial rationalistic energy and passion, displayed in his Precepts, gave way to something much more intuitively and emotionally based which, ironically, did not disturb the foundations of Christianity but made them stronger and safer for Christians. Sugirtharajah brings to the fore a forgotten but significant work which raised important issues for biblical studies and the power relations between colonized and colonizer over the control of texts and interpretation. He draws lessons from this 19th-century colonial religious controversy for a postcolonial world where religious texts are manipulated to provoke religious hatred and violence.

The Brahmin and his Bible

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On the occasion of the bicentenary of the publication of Rajah Rammohun Roy's Precepts of Jesus, R.S. Sugirtharajah situates Roy's compilation of the moral teachings of Jesus against 19th century European harmonies of the gospels and the third American President Thomas Jefferson's The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, which appeared in the same year. Sugirtharajah examines how Roy put his compilation together, discarding miracles, supernatural events and historical and doctrinal narratives, and controversially insisting that the essence of the gospel lay not in these “heathenish notions” but in the ethical principles of Jesus. The volume includes Roy's Precepts in full, together with analysis of the social, cultural and political context out of which the Precepts emerged and the hermeneutical issues that the associated controversy generated. It also demonstrates how Roy's work was a precursor to de-mythologising which the West took up later, and how his construing of an Asiatic Jesus, and his idea of a moral union between Father and Son, were embraced by later Indian writers. Further, Sugirtharajah draws lessons from this 19th century colonial religious controversy for a postcolonial world where religious texts are manipulated to provoke religious hatred and violence.

The Brahmin and His Bible

Author : Rasiah S. Sugirtharajah
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The biblical treasury

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Bible Society record

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Dictionary of the Holy Bible

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Calmet s Dictionary of the Holy Bible

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The biblical museum

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The American Biblical Repository

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The biblical museum Old Testament

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Revelation and Science in respect to Bunsen s Biblical Researches by Rowland Williams the Evidences of Christianity by Baden Powell and the Mosaic Cosmogony by C W Goodwin with an examination of certain statements put forth by the remaining authors of Essays and Reviews

Author : Bourchier Wrey SAVILE
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The Biblical repositor and quarterly observer afterw The American biblical repository afterw The biblical repository and classical review conducted by E Robinson With General index January 1831 October 1844

Author : Edward Robinson
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Bibles Brahmins and Bosses

Author : Thomas H. O'Connor
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Anecdotes on Bible texts The epistle of Paul the apostle to the Romans

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The Journal of Sacred Literature and Biblical Record

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Cyclopaedia of Biblical Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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Cyclop dia of Biblical Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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Travels and Adventures of the Rev Joseph Wolff D D LL D

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An invigorating 1861 account of a Jewish Christian convert's missionary work in the Middle East, India, Africa and the USA.

The Bible class magazine ed by C H Bateman

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