Pentecostals, Proselytization, and Anti-Christian Violence in Contemporary India

Auteur: Chad M. Bauman
Taal: Engels
Pentecostals, Proselytization, and Anti-Christian Violence in Contemporary India
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780190202101
  • Druk: 1
  • maart 2015
  • 224 pagina's
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Every year, there are several hundred attacks on India's Christians. These attacks are carried out by violent anti-minority activists, many of them provoked by what they perceive to be a Christian propensity for aggressive proselytization, or by rumored or real conversions to the faith. Pentecostals are disproportionately targeted.

Drawing on extensive interviews, ethnographic work, and a vast scholarly literature on interreligious violence, Hindu nationalism, and Christianity in India, Chad Bauman examines this phenomenon. While some of the factors in the targeting of Pentecostals are obvious and expected-their relatively greater evangelical assertiveness, for instance-other significant factors are less acknowledged and more surprising: marginalization of Pentecostals by "mainstream" Christians, the social location of Pentecostal Christians, and transnational flows of missionary personnel, theories, and funds. A detailed analysis of Indian Christian history, contemporary Indian politics, Indian social and cultural characteristics, and Pentecostal belief and practice, this volume sheds important light on a troubling fact of contemporary Indian life.

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It presents deep insights into the complicated and controversial subjects of the anti-Christian violence in the contemporary India's political history ... I strongly recommend this scholarly book for the church personnel, social and human rights activists, politicians and public servants to know where the vibrant democratic India is heading in terms of anti-Christian violence. * P. R. John, S.J., Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection * Within India's multi-faith and multi-cultural society, any conversion or change of faith is fraught with danger. This is especially so where any agency claims to represent a permanent and immutable 'majority' of all institutions, as is done by the forces of Hindutva. Chad Bauman is to be commended for having interrogated the intricacies of this extremely difficult subject. He adroitly challenges understandings of anti-Christian violence. * Robert Eric Frykenberg, Professor of History and South Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison *

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2015-02-19
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23,5 x 15,6 x 1,8 cm
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224 pagina's
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Auteur
Chad M. Bauman
Uitgever
Oxford University Press Inc

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9780190202101

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NUR code
700
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2015-03-26
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1FKA
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