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Unformatted text preview: Christianity in the 20 th century, Christianity and its practitioners, “were simply unimportant for Hindu self-consciousness and Hindu religious practice.” Christianity was simply a mleccha, like a language they did not understand. It is with this background, and for this reason, that our discussion of the Hindu view on Christianity begins in modern times in the 19 th century. The first position we see is a very negative one, like that of Dayananda Sarasvati in The Light of Truth . To him, Christians are, “people in a state of barbarism…” He systematically criticizes various passages of the New Testament of the Bible, as he presumes that Christianity is a religion deeply focused on its book. He critiques the bible as irrational and superstitious. He comically berates the Lord’s Supper and the sacrament as cannibalism....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course R/ST 301 taught by Professor Hughes during the Spring '07 term at CSU Long Beach.
- Spring '07
- The Bible