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Brahmabandhab Upadhyay: an Enigmatic Catholic Freedom Fighter (1861-1907)

Firth-Smith, William A. (2012) Brahmabandhab Upadhyay: an Enigmatic Catholic Freedom Fighter (1861-1907). Master of Theology (minor thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.


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This thesis oulines the life and thought of Indian theologian, Brahmabandhab Upadyay (1861-1907), a polymath whose important contributions have been largely overlooked in the western world.
The First Part is biographical, consisting of details of Brahmabandhab Upadyay's early life; his Christian witness; his philosophy of teaching; his journalistic dynamism; his attitude to caste; a description of his milieu; his struggles with the church heirarchy; and his political acitivism, sedition trial and death.
The Second Part consists of a discussion of topics central to Upadhyay's thought and contribution, including some of his theological explorations; the ashram considered as mode of Christian expression; and nationalism and liberation in an Indian context.
It concludes with a critical analysis of his contributions, arguing that Upadhyay's contributions are relevant today and merit greater recognition.

Item Type: Theses (Master of Theology (minor thesis))
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Brahmabandhab Upadhyay, ashrams, Asian theology, swaraj, incultration
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220315 Philosophy of Religion
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220402 Comparative Religious Studies
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
D - Missiology
A - World Religions
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 00:21
Last Modified: 18 May 2012 00:21
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1084

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