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Religious Transformation in South Asia: The Meanings of Conversion in Colonial Punjab

Christopher Harding

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548224
eISBN:
9780191720697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548224.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

This book investigates mass conversion movements towards Christianity in late colonial India, examining the internal dynamics of conversion and Christian community-building in the region of Punjab. ... More


Introduction

Christopher Harding

in Religious Transformation in South Asia: The Meanings of Conversion in Colonial Punjab

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548224
eISBN:
9780191720697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548224.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

This chapter introduces the major questions and problems which the book seeks to tackle, placing them in historical and historiographical context. Following an overview of the conversion movements in ... More


The Communication of Christianity

Christopher Harding

in Religious Transformation in South Asia: The Meanings of Conversion in Colonial Punjab

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548224
eISBN:
9780191720697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548224.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

This chapter looks at the ways in which Christianity was communicated across vast expanses of rural Punjab, the reaction of missionaries once they became aware that a large-scale movement of poor ... More


Catechetical Structures

Ian Green

in The Christian's ABC: Catechisms and Catechizing in England c.1530-1740

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206170
eISBN:
9780191677007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206170.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

In this chapter the typical catechetical structures of the period are outlined. In considering structure, there are three chief considerations: what were the main units used in the construction, in ... More


The Ten Commandments

Ian Green

in The Christian's ABC: Catechisms and Catechizing in England c.1530-1740

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206170
eISBN:
9780191677007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206170.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

At the heart of the Catholic evangelism of fear was the depiction of the Seven Deadly Sins, both in word and image, the latter reaching a climax in the early and middle 16th century, whereas at the ... More


Predestination

Ian Green

in The Christian's ABC: Catechisms and Catechizing in England c.1530-1740

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206170
eISBN:
9780191677007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206170.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

Authors are sometimes encountered raising the divine decrees, or writing that God foreordained some men to salvation and others to damnation. But this chapter states that the double predestinarian ... More


Maya Dioceses Reorganize for Action Catholicism

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter examines the implementation of the liberation movement at the diocesan level of the Catholic system. Over time and with experimentation, some bishops overhauled diocesan organizations to ... More


Biblical Reflections in Lacandón Migrant Communities

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter examines the contents of the Tzeltal catechism composed by the catechists of the Lacandón region in Chiapas. The catechism contains fifty lessons divided into three main themes. “The ... More


Christians in Village Society: Caste, Place, and the Ritualization of Power

David Mosse

in The Saint in the Banyan Tree: Christianity and Caste Society in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520253162
eISBN:
9780520953970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253162.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter focuses on the Catholic caste order of a Tamil village. It examines the distinctive “secularization” of caste as a historical effect of Christianity. Participating in Catholic religion ... More


Between Paris and Pondichéry

Danna Agmon

in A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709937
eISBN:
9781501713071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709937.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on mobility in the Indian Ocean and between France and India. Reveals how intermediaries of different kinds, both commercial brokers and religious catechists, enjoyed ... More


Rome Takes Charge: A New Layer of Jurisdiction 1600–1690

Tara Alberts

in Conflict and Conversion: Catholicism in Southeast Asia, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199646265
eISBN:
9780191747830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646265.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter examines attempts by Rome in the seventeenth century to impose papal control on the mission fields of Asia: part of a Counter Reformation trend towards centralization. The creation of a ... More


Priests and Mandarins

in Mandarins and Martyrs: The Church and the Nguyen Dynasty in Early Nineteenth-Century Vietnam

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756518
eISBN:
9780804779548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756518.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter investigates the effect of the developments for Catholics, and also shows that Mass should only be conducted in dark hours, at least no later than three hours before dawn during a time ... More


Summoned to Lead

Carole Garibaldi Rogers

in Habits of Change: An Oral History of American Nuns

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199757060
eISBN:
9780190254421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199757060.003.0013
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter presents oral history interviews with two American nuns who have assumed leadership positions: Sister Theresa Kane, a member of Mount Mercy in Dobbs Ferry, New York; and Sister Anita de ... More


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