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Christian ashrams, Hindu caves and sacred rivers: Christian-Hindu monastic dialogue in India 1950-1993

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Abstract

In late 20th-century India, Christian-Hindu dialogue was forever transformed following the opening of Shantivanam, the first Christian ashram in the country. Mario I. Aguilar brings together the histories of the five pioneers of Christian-Hindu dialogue and their involvement with the ashram, to explore what they learnt and taught about communion between the two religions, and the wide ranging consequences of their work.

The author expertly threads together the lives and friendships between these men, while uncovering the Hindu texts they used and were influenced by, and considers how far some of them became, in their personal practice, Hindu. Ultimately, this book demonstrates the impact of this history on contemporary dialogue between Christians and Hindus, and how both faiths can continue to learn and grow together.
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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon; Philadelphia, PA
PublisherJessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages200
ISBN (Electronic)9781784503475
ISBN (Print)9781785920868
StatePublished - 23 Sep 2016

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NameStudies in religion and theology

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