Notes: Indian Christian Theology – Historical Backgroundsmaps

A.J. Appasamy
– Indian bhakti tradition
– opposed to the Chalcedonian approach (?)
– opposed to the monistic tendencies of Hinduism
– friends with B.H. Streeter, Friedrich von Hugel, Rudolf Otto, and Friedrich Heiler… look up these guys
– universal logos / incarnate logos (?)

Krishna Mohan Banerjea
– came to the faith under Alexander Duff’s lectures
– wrote a lot
– Anglican
– believes that Christ had been prefigured in the Vedas; Christianity was Hinduism’s true trajectory: Fulfillment theme
(Nehemiah Goreh will disagree with this. Goreh wants an absolute and complete separation between Christianity and Hinduism)
– It needs to be noted that Fulfillment Theology is highly controversial. I am not so sure that I buy it.
– BEAUTIFUL LAST WORDS to his family before dying: “Trust in the Lord.” (Actually I think it may have been Appasamy who said this. I need to double check this.

Felix Carey
– M.D.
– linguistic genius
– translated The Pilgrim’s Progress and The Vicar of Wakefield to Bengali

William Carey
– CB2
Nehemiah Goreh
– aka Nilikantha
– Anglican
– wrote some Apologetical books
– rejected Vedanta’s Monism

Narayan Vaman Tilak
– Marathi poet
– wrote songs in Marathi and as a result had an impact
– rejected the worship forms of American mission churches
– his wife learned how to read and write on account of NVK’s encouragement
– his wife Lakshmibai was also quite a good poet
– he started to write a Marathi epic, Khristayana and wrote about 10 chapters when he died. His wife finished it by adding 64 chapters of her own.

R. M. Roy
-We need to save India from the evils of Puranic Hinduism;
– Upanishads and Brahma Sutra are authoritative;
– monotheistic like
– opposed to idolatry, polytheism, caste, sati, polygamy,
Debendranath Tagore
– opposed to inter-caste marriage in opposition to K.C. Sen
– opposed caste renunciation
– seems to have rejected Vedic authority
– did not like Keshub C. Sen’s sadmiration of Christ
– intuitional dualistic theism
K.C. Sen
– admired Christ

Brahmo Samaj
– founded by R.M. Roy.
– taught no faith in any Scriptures as optional
– taught no faith in Avataras
– polytheism and idol worship were sinful
– ad caste distinctions
– karma was an optional belief