Author(s)Bauman, Chad M.
History of Religions of Eastern Origins
History of Christianity
Missions and World Christianity
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AbstractWhen a form of Christianity from one corner of the world encounters the religion and culture of another, new and distinctive forms of the faith result. In this volume Chad Bauman considers one such cultural context — colonial Chhattisgarh in north central India. In his study Bauman focuses on the interaction of three groups: Hindus from the low-caste Satnami community, Satnami converts to Christianity, and the American missionaries who worked with them. Informed by archival snooping and ethnographic fieldwork, the book reveals the emergence of a unique Satnami-Christian identity. As Bauman shows, preexisting structures of thought, belief, behavior, and more altered this emerging identity in significant ways, thereby creating a distinct regional Christianity. Note: Link is to the catalog entry in Butler University's catalog. Users not affiliated with Butler University should check WorldCat (http://www.worldcat.org) for this item in local libraries.