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An imperial apostle? St Paul, Protestant conversion, and South Asian Christianity

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This article explores the locally specific (re)construction of a biblical figure, the Apostle St Paul, in India, to unravel the entanglement of religion with British imperial ideology on the one hand, and to understand the dynamics of colonial conversion on the other. Over the nineteenth century, evangelical pamphlets and periodicals heralded St Paul as the ideal missionary, who championed conversion to Christianity but within an imperial context: that of the first-century Roman Mediterranean...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1017/S0018246X17000024

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
History
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Historical Journal Journal website
Volume:
61
Issue:
1
Pages:
103-130
Publication date:
2017-06-27
Acceptance date:
2017-01-06
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EISSN:
1469-5103
ISSN:
0018-246X
Pubs id:
pubs:733136
URN:
uri:e6800330-05f8-4a64-820d-086c60a91233
UUID:
uuid:e6800330-05f8-4a64-820d-086c60a91233
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pubs:733136

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