"Musk among Perfumes": Creative Christianity in Thomas Stephens’s Kristapurana

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dc.contributor.author George, Annie Rachel
dc.contributor.author Rath, Arnapurna
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-10T19:23:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-10T19:23:45Z
dc.date.issued 2016-01
dc.identifier.citation George, Annie Rachel and Rath, Arnapurna, “"Musk among Perfumes": Creative Christianity in Thomas Stephens’s Kristapurana”, Church History and Religious Culture, DOI: 10.1163/18712428-09603003, vol. 96, no. 3, pp. 304-324,Jan. 2016. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1871-241X
dc.identifier.issn 1871-2428
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iitgn.ac.in/handle/123456789/2479
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/18712428-09603003
dc.description.abstract The complexities of scriptural translation intensify in colonial, multilingual societies. In this study, we examine Thomas Stephens’s Kristapurana (1616) as a significant moment of cross-cultural encounters in the history of Bible translation in India. Stephens (1549–1619) was an English Jesuit, who worked in Goa, India. The Kristapurana is written in the Marathi language, in Roman script. Stephens’s Purana can be considered the first attempt to bring the biblical story into an Indian language, although in poetic form. This study aims to bring out the significance of this early Christian work in the Marathi language by analyzing Stephens’s translation of the biblical story into Marathi. The Kristapurana is studied as a site where Christianity and indigenous Hindu practices come together to form a “creative” expression of Christianity strongly reminiscent of the region that it was produced in. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Annie Rachel George and Arnapurna Rath
dc.format.extent Vol. 96, no. 3, pp. 304-324
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Brill Academic Publishers en_US
dc.subject Puranas en_US
dc.subject Thomas Stephens (1549–1619) en_US
dc.subject Kristapurana en_US
dc.subject Translation en_US
dc.subject Christianity en_US
dc.subject Christian writings en_US
dc.title "Musk among Perfumes": Creative Christianity in Thomas Stephens’s Kristapurana en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Church History and Religious Culture


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