Construction of the Other, Identification of the Self

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Martin Tamcke, Gladson Jathanna (Eds.)

German Mission in India

ISBN 978-3-643-90260-3
Band-Nr. 45
Jahr 2012
Seiten 400
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Studien zur Orientalischen Kirchengeschichte

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This volume is a collection of diverse contributions that attempt to
revisit the European construction of the Indian Other. In their attempt to
identify their European Self, the missionaries constructed India as
their Other and archived such constructions. Such archival narratives
epitomize the conviction of the missionaries in their Christian faith
and their belief in the superiority of the European Self. These
narratives, however, provide us (for whose eyes they were not meant
originally) with spaces to locate our past and to identify our own Self.
This volume seeks to converse with such spaces.

Martin Tamcke is Professor and Head of the
Department of Ecumenical Theology and Oriental Church and
Mission History at the Georg-August University Göttingen,

Gladson Jathanna is a Research Fellow at the Institute for
Ecumenical Theology and Oriental Church History,
Georg-August University, Göttingen.