Adoption of Buddhism by a Christian Minister.
Mar 07, 2007 08:05 PM
Adoption of Buddhism
by a Christian Minister.
by A. Perera
[Reprinted from The Madras Mail, December 24, 1884, p. 5.]
Sir, --- An interesting ceremony took place at Robinson Street,
Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo, Ceylon, on the 17th instant, consisting in
the public acceptance of Buddhism by a Christian Minister of the
Established Church of England. The Reverend Charles Webster
Leadbeater, a clergyman from Hampshire, England, and curate of a
church in which he but recently expounded the doctrines of
Christianity, thereby formally severed his connection with the sect
to which he belonged....
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