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Killingley: Polemic and Dialogue in Rammohun Roy

Killingley, Dermot:
Polemic and Dialogue in Rammohun Roy / Dermot Killingley. - Vienna : De Nobili Research Library, 2013. - 48 S. - (Publications of the De Nobili Research Library : Occasional Papers ; 7).
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Rammohun Roy (1772?-1833) was the first Indian intellectual to have regular correspondence with his counterparts in Europe and the United States. At the same time, from 1815 to his death, he was engaged in public controversy on religious matters, with both Christian and Hindu opponents.
   While all his published writing on religion was polemical, it can be read as a dialogue between the hermeneutic traditions in which he worked: Vedānta and Bible-based Christianity. The recurrent themes of this dialogue include the unity and transcendence of God as opposed to polytheism and idolatry, morality as opposed to belief and ritual, equality as opposed to privilege, and reason as opposed to received authority. [Verlagsinformation]

DERMOT KILLINGLEY was Reader in Hindu Studies at the University of Newcastle, and Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna in 2008. He is interested in the Sanskrit tradition, especially the Hindu religious traditions, and its interaction with modern India and the modern world. His publications include the monographs The Only True God: Works on Religion by Rammohun Roy, Selected and Translated from Bengali and Sanskrit with an Introduction and Notes (1982), and Rammohun Roy in Hindu and Christian Tradition (1993). He has also published a number of research articles on Rammohun Roy.

Quellen: Publications of the De Nobili Research Library; Mitteilung von Marcus Schmücker, Mailing-List "Indology", 14. Okt. 2013
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  1. Killingley, Dermot (2013).  Polemic and Dialogue in Rammohun Roy. Publications of the De Nobili Research Library: Occasional Papers; 7. 48 S.