By Stephen Neill
This publication, a sequel to Bishop Neill's A heritage 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 when you consider that 1498 is of a major war of words of cultures and religions. on account that 1757, the manager half during this war of words has been performed via Britain; and the Christian missionary firm, specially on its academic facet, has had an important function. This ebook depicts with admirable equity all of the numerous sorts of Christian religion that experience made touch with India. during this quantity, the Indian voice within the controversy starts off truly to be heard. Bishop Neill had was hoping it'd be heard much more sincerely in a 3rd quantity tracing the tale to Independence in 1947 and the formation of the Church of South India during which he himself performed so in demand a component. regrettably, he died earlier than he may possibly write it.
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There was little interest in the proposal in Denmark, but the king's court chaplain Dr Liitkens, who was German, warmly supported it; and, since no Danes came forward to offer themselves for missionary service, Dr Liitkens turned to Germany. Pious friends in Berlin pointed him to two young men, Henry Pliitschau and Bartholomew Ziegenbalg, both of whom had studied under the godly Dr Lange in Berlin. Both had a connection also with the University of Halle, where Professor A. H. Francke (1663-1727) had entered on the career which led him, following in the steps of Philipp Jakob Spener (1635-1705), to the position of leading pietist in Germany.
This meant, first (since the king of Denmark was also king of Norway), the Lapps in the northern part of the kingdom, where some of'our subjects unfortunately still live in heathen ways and blindness'; secondly, the Hindus on the far side of the world in India. There was little interest in the proposal in Denmark, but the king's court chaplain Dr Liitkens, who was German, warmly supported it; and, since no Danes came forward to offer themselves for missionary service, Dr Liitkens turned to Germany.
11 The possession of these books may at the time have seemed to Ziegenbalg a blessing; it may be doubted whether in the long run these borrowings from Roman Catholic usage were of advantage to the Lutheran churches. Robert Nobili 12 had relied heavily on Sanskrit for his rendering of Christian terms, and had thus saddled the churches in India with a number of artificial constructs as a result of which the Christian faith came to sound unduly foreign in the ears of those to whom these terms were unfamiliar.
A History of Christianity in India: 1707-1858 (Vol 2) by Stephen Neill