The language of disenchantment Protestant literalism and colonial discourse in British India /

'The Language of Disenchantment' explores how Protestant ideas about language inspired British colonial critiques of Hindu mythological, ritual, linguistic, and legal traditions.

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Main Author: Yelle, Robert A.
Corporate Authors: American Academy of Religion.
Oxford University Press.
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series:Reflection and theory in the study of religion
Oxford scholarship online.
Online Access: Access restricted to individuals currently affiliated with the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary
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Table of Contents:
  • Orientalism and the language of disenchantment
  • "A disease of language": the attack on Hindu myth as verbal idolatry
  • "One step from Babel to Pentecost": colonial codification, universal languages, and the debate over Roman transliteration
  • "Vain repetitions": the attack on Hindu mantras
  • The Hindu Moses: Christian polemics against Jewish ritual and the secularization of Hindu law.