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Mukti in Kristapurana. How Thomas Stephens S.J. (1549-1619) conveys a Christian message of salvation in words with Hindu connotations


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Title: Mukti in Kristapurana. How Thomas Stephens S.J. (1549-1619) conveys a Christian message of salvation in words with Hindu connotations
Other Titles: Mukti in Kristapurana. How Thomas Stephens S.J. (1549-1619) conveys a Christian message of salvation in words with Hindu connotations
Authors: Eliasson, Pär
Issue Date: 13-Oct-2015
Degree: Student essay
Keywords: Kristapurana
Father Thomas Stephens
Doutrina Christam em Lingoa Bramana Canarim
mission
inculturation
accomodatio
Christianity in India
Marathi
Konkani
Goa
salvation
mokṣa
mukti
Abstract: This thesis examines how the English Jesuit Father Thomas Stephens used a language full of Hindu connotations for conveying a Christian message in his Marathi epic Kristapurāṇa, written in Goa in the early years of the 17th century. Specifically it seeks to analyse (1) which words Stephens used for speaking about salvation, (2) which ideas about salvation he thereby conveyed, and (3) how he dealt with connotations of such words that are difficult to accommodate in a Christian worldview. Stephe... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/40770
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