BECKER, Christophorus Edmund

BECKER, Christophorus Edmund. Würzburg 28.10.1875 (or Eisoff near Frankfurt 22.10.) — 21.4.1937 (or 30.3.. S.D.S. German Catholic Missionary in India and Scholar of Missiology and Indian Ethnography. Dr.phil. and Dr.theol. A Salvatorian, ordained priest 1898. Docent 1900. From 1906 Prefect of Assam in Shillong, India, formally until 1921, but internated in 1915 and returned to Germany. From 1925 PD für Missionswissenschaft at Würzburg University (1928 Hon. Professor), and taught at Katholisches missionsärztliches Institut in Würzburg, which he had founded in 1923. Interested in Christian mission and in caste system.

Publications: Indisches Kastenwesen und christl. Mission. 164 p. Aachen 1921.

Im Stromtal des Brahmaputra. 1923, 2nd ed. 20+584 p. Bücher der Weltmission 7. Aachen 1927.

Familienbesitz und Mutterrecht in Assam. 1925.

Indische Erzählungen. 1925.

further books on Christian mission, articles on missiology and ethnography.

Sources: D.G.K. 1926, 1928/29, 1931, 1935, Totenliste in D.G.K. 1950; Das Kath. Deutschland 1; alternative dates from www.deutsche-biographie.de.

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