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Christianity in IndiaFrom Beginnings to the Present$
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Robert Eric Frykenberg

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780198263777

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263777.001.0001

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EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS AS MISSIONARY DUBASHIS: CONDUITS OF CROSS‐CULTURAL COMMUNICATION

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS AS MISSIONARY DUBASHIS: CONDUITS OF CROSS‐CULTURAL COMMUNICATION

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(p.142) 6 EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS AS MISSIONARY DUBASHIS: CONDUITS OF CROSS‐CULTURAL COMMUNICATION
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Christianity in India
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Robert Eric Frykenberg (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263777.003.0006

Missionaries, along with their indigenous collaborators, functioned as dubashis — as ‘go-betweens’ or conduits for information flowing between two civilizations. This chapter focuses on the nature and the results of the efforts of Christian dubashis. It argues that the functions and roles of dubashi Christians, whether they were Europeans or Native Indians, were essentially, inherently, and intrinsically infrastructural. This means that despite rhetorical claims to the contrary by adversaries of Christian missionary movements in India, their task was always relatively humble.

Keywords:   missionaries, dubashis, Christianity, pietism, Benjamin Schultz, Friedrich Schwartz

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