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

Chad M. Bauman

Abstract

Every year, there are several hundred attacks on India’s Christians carried out by violent anti-minority activists, many of them provoked by what they perceive to be Christians’ propensity for aggressive proselytization, and/or by rumored or real conversions to the faith. In this violence, Pentecostal Christians are disproportionately targeted. Based on extensive interviews and ethnographic work, and drawing upon the vast scholarly literature on interreligious violence in India, the volume attempts to account for this disproportionate targeting with reference to Indian Christian history, conte ... More

Keywords: Pentecostal, Christian, Hindu-Christian, violence, attack, India, persecution, proselytization, conversion, missionary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190202095
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202095.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chad M. Bauman, author
Butler University, Indianapolis, Associate Professor of Religion