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Author Schouten, Jan Peter, 1949-

Title Jesus as guru [electronic resource] : the image of Christ among Hindus and Christians in India / Jan Peter Schouten ; translated by Henry and Lucy Jansen.

Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, ©2008.

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Description 1 online resource (314 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series Currents of encounter : studies on the contact between Christianity and other religions, beliefs and cultures ; vol. 36
Currents of encounter ; v. 36.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-299) and indexes.
Contents Introduction -- The guide to peace and happiness : Rammohan Roy -- From false prophet to demonstrable divinity : Nehemiah Goreh -- The saviour of all : Pandita Ramabai -- The yoga master : the Ramakrishna Mission -- Jesus the avatara : V. Chakkarai -- Intermezzo / Frank Wesley -- The suffering Christ as an example : Mahatma Gandhi -- Intermezzo / Nandalal Bose -- The eternal Christ in the Ashram movement -- Intermezzo / Alfred Thomas -- Christ between the religions : the great three : Panikkar, Thomas, Samartha -- Intermezzo / Jyoti Sahi -- Jesus as liberator in the theology of the Dalits -- Intermezzo / Susheila Williams -- Postscript.
Language Translated from the Dutch.
Summary People in India form images of Jesus Christ that link up with their own culture. Hindus have given Jesus a place among the teachers and gods of their own religion, seeing in his life something of the wisdom and mysticism that is so central to Hinduism. Christians in India also make use of the concepts provided by Hinduism when they wish to express the meaning of Christ. Thus, in any case, Jesus is¿for Hindus and Christians¿a guru, a teacher of wisdom who speaks with divine authority. But for many Hindu philosophers and Christian theologians there is much more that can be said about him within the Indian framework. He can be described as an avatara, a divine descent, or linked to the Brahman, the all-encompassing Reality. This study looks at both Hindu and Christian views of Christ, starting with that of the Hindu reformer Rammohan Roy at the beginning of the nineteenth century, as well as those of the first Christian theologians of India. The views of Mahatma Gandhi and the monks of the Ramakrishna Mission are discussed, and those of influential Christian schools such as the Ashram movement and dalit theology. Five intermezzos indicate how artists in India portray Jesus Christ.
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Subject Jesus Christ -- Hindu interpretations.
Jesus Christ.
Christianity -- India.
Hinduism -- Relations -- Christianity.
Gurus -- India.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Schouten, Jan Peter, 1949- Jesus as guru. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, ©2008 9042024437 9789042024434 (OCoLC)262509444
ISBN 9781435695238 (electronic bk.)
1435695232 (electronic bk.)
9042024437 (hbk.)
9789042024434 (hbk.)