Brahmoism

Related to Brahmoism: Brahmo Samaj, Brahmo religion

Brahmoism

the practices and doctrines of the Brahmos, members of a Hindu theistic society noted for its belief in social reform and monotheism.
See also: Hinduism
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Ray came from a family that had deep roots in Brahmoism, a 19th century reform movement begun by Rammohan Roy which advocated monotheism and rejected various traditional Hindu beliefs and practices such as sati, image worship and prohibitions against widow remarriage.
After beginning his early theological life as a Christian by attacking Brahmoism, neo-Vedanta, the Arya Samaj, Theosophy, and ideas of karma, rebirth, and polytheism, after 1897 he made an abrupt change and began to use the very concepts which he had just repudiated, but in the service of Christian teaching: Advaita Vedanta became a bridge on which he hoped to help Hindus make the journey to Catholic faith.
The editor Brahmabandhab Upadhyay converted from Hinduism to Brahmoism to Christianity and back again to Hinduism.