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Orientalism and the Language of Disenchantment

Robert A. Yelle

in The Language of Disenchantment

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199924998
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980444 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924998.003.0001

Series: AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion Series

Orientalism and the Language of Disenchantment

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Chapter 1 provides an overview of the connections between the religious Reformation and British colonialism in India, situates the book in relation to both postcolonial studies and contemporary debates over secularization, and traces the outlines of the Christian myth of disenchantment that informed British attitudes toward Hinduism.

Keywords: disenchantment; secularization; colonialism; Hinduism; Protestantism; Christianity; Literalism; modernity; iconoclasm; India

Chapter.  12391 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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