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Hinduism and Christianity
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The spiritual and religious traditions today known as "Hinduism" and "Christianity" developed through history largely apart from and knowing little of each other until the time of Western colonialism in Asia that started at the end of the 15th century. Neither of the two words "Hinduism" or "Christianity" is found in the origin…

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Gispert-Sauch, George, “Hinduism and Christianity”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 27 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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