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.
|Published:||Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.|
|Series:||Reflection and theory in the study of religion
Oxford scholarship online.
|Online Access:||https://jkmlibrary.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924998.001.0001/acprof-9780199924998 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.