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In the shadow of the Mahatma : Bishop V.S. Azariah and the travails of Christianity in British India

Author: Susan Billington Harper
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., ©2000.
Series: Studies in the history of Christian missions.
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Reconstructs major events and issues in Bishop Azariahs public life, including a previously unstudied controversy with Gandhi over the issue of conversion and religious freedom in the 1930s. This book presents the only critical study of the public life and legacy of V. S. Azariah (1874-1945), the first Indian bishop of an Anglican diocese and the most successful leader of rural conversion movements to Christianity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah; Vedanayakam Samuel Azariah; Vedanayagam S Azariah
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Billington Harper
ISBN: 0802846793 9780802846792 080283874X 9780802838742 0700712321 9780700712328
OCLC Number: 42475930
Description: xix, 462 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Local background: secure roots and a spiritual core --
Pan-Asian ecumenism: a vision beyond nations --
Indigenous national base: a nonpolitical missionary --
Bishop in the British Empire: church-state conflict under the Raj --
Bishop in the Indian Church: race an identity formation --
Bishop in Andhra: local transformation through conversion --
Overcoming divisions in Christendom --
Overcoming caste and culture in India --
The conflict with Gandhi and political nationalism.
Series Title: Studies in the history of Christian missions.
Responsibility: Susan Billington Harper.
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This biography of Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah (1874-1945), bishop of the Anglican church from 1912 until his death, examines his life as an effective evangelist to Indian villages and as a respected  Read more...

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'The ... portrait of Bishop Azariah does full justice to a charismatic personality who must always remain among the greatest of Indian Christians.' - Church Times

 
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