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 Ziegenbalg and Muslims in Tamil India

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Author(s): Jeyaraj, Daniel
Lutheran-Muslim dialogue in Tranquebar, South India Bartholomew Ziegenbalg Date: Early 18th century Original Language: German DescriptionZiegenbalg’s perceptions and portrayals of Islam are concentrated in the first two volumes of the nine-volume work known as the  Halle reports, which began with an initial letter from missionaries in India and continued with subsequent instalments. Each volume is divided into 12 such continuations. All references given here to Ziegenbalg’s dialogues with Muslims are to vol. 1 or vol. 2, along wit…

Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg

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Author(s): Jeyaraj, Daniel
Bartholomew Ziegenbalg Date of Birth: 10 July 1682 Place of Birth: Pulsnitz, Germany Date of Death: 23 February 1719 Place of Death: Tharangambadi, India BiographyBartholomäus Ziegenbalg was born near Dresden in Saxony in 1682. Both his parents died when he was still a young boy, but he remembered especially his mother for her piety. After completing his school education in Görlitz in 1702, he enrolled on a course of study to improve his knowledge of biblical and classical European languages at a high school in Berlin,…