Construction of the Other, Identification of the Self

German Mission in India

Edited by: Martin Tamcke, Gladson Jathanna

This volume of diverse contributions revisits the European religious construction of the Indian Other. In their attempt to identify their European Self, missionaries from Germany constructed India as their Other and archived such constructions. Such archival narratives epitomize the conviction of these missionaries in their Christian faith and their belief in the superiority of the European Self. These narratives, however, provide readers (for whose eyes they were not meant originally) with spaces to locate their own past and to identify their own Self. (Series: Studies on Oriental Church History / Studien zur Orientalischen Kirchengeschichte - Vol. 45)


400 pages

Publication Date: 12/16/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643902603