What is Religion?: A Theological Answer

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SAIACS Press, Jan 15, 2014 - Religion - 336 pages
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“What Is Religion?” is one of those questions rarely asked by Christian theologians who engage in interreligious discourse. Nigel Ajay Kumar makes the case, however, that to answer this question is critical for Christian scholars who want to negotiate multiple religious identities, as well as for those who want a clearer understanding of their own faith as religion. Kumar takes a historical and theological approach to answering this question. The history of the concept of religion is traced from biblical times to the Indian independence era. Then, a theological answer is offered  not only by looking at the classical Indian theologian, Pandipeddi Chenchiah, but also by listening to other contemporary secular and theological voices.  (This is the South Asian Edition of the original Wipf & Stock edition (2013) with the same name).

 

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Contents

The Context of Chenchiahs Theology of Religion
51
Chenchiahs Theology of Religion
123
Evaluation of Chenchiahs Theology of Religion
201
A Critical Framework to Formulate a Theological Answer
229
Conclusion
287
Index
319
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Nigel Ajay Kumar teaches Theology at South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS), Bangalore, India.

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