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Radhakrishnan, Sarvepalli
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(Sep 5, 1888, Tiruttani, India – Apr 16, 1975, Madras), philosopher of religion and politician, an important exponent of neo-Hinduism. Radhakrishnan studied at Madras Christian College; he was professor at various Indian universities; from 1946 he was a statesman; from 1962 to 1967, president of India. His apologetic and nationalistic interpretation of Hinduism was to give it a new self-understanding in dealing with Christianity; this included, among other things, a positive recep…

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Harder, Hans, “Radhakrishnan, Sarvepalli”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024792>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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