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Hinduism - Who Was F. Max. Mueller?

 


 (1823–1900) Linguist, translator, and editor with a passion for comparative religion and mythology.

Mueller was a significant person in the intellectual history of the nineteenth century.

His main contribution was translating source writings into the Sacred Books of the East series, which introduced Indian philosophies to Western audiences.

His scholarship enabled Hindu and other Asian religious systems to reveal the complex intellect that is often hidden by popular religious practice.

Mueller started working on a "science of religion," a subject of study that could be studied in the same way as any other.

As an Oxford professor, he contributed to shift academic perspectives on Hinduism and other Asian faiths, shifting Western minds away from condemning them as polytheistic "idolatry" and toward seeing them as cohesive and appealing worldviews.


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