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Response: Interfaith Dialogue

1Paul Joshua Bhakiaraj, “Christianity in South Central Asia, 1910–2010,” in Atlas of Global Christianity, 1910–2010, ed. Todd M. Johnson and Kenneth R. Ross (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009), 143.

2See particularly chapters 11, 15, 18 in Rajiv Mahotra Aravindan Neelakandan, Breaking India: Western Interventions and Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines (New Delhi: Amaryllis, 2011).

3Jason Mandryk, Operation World: The Definitive Prayers Guide to Every Nation (Colorado Springs/Secunderabad: WEC/Biblica, 2010), 407–8. Also see a recent article on the growth of Christianity in India: Tim Stafford, “India’s Grassroots Revival,” Christianity Today 55, no. 7, July 2011, 28–33; http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/july/indiagrassroots.html.

4For complete discussion, see Charles W. Forman, “Christian Dialogues with Other Faiths,” in Toward the 21st Century in Christian Missions, ed. James M. Philips and Robert T. Coote (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993), 338.

5For a masterful survey on conversion debate, see Sebastian Kim, In Search of Identity: Debates on Religious Conversion in India (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2003).