Jones, Arun W. (2017) Missionary Christianity and Local Religion: American Evangelism in North India, 1836-1870. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press. [ISBN: 978-1-60258-432-7] Hard Copy. Pages i-xxi+321.

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Goolam Vahed

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Having an interest in nineteenth century South Asian Islam, and more latterly reform and revival among Hindus in this same period, I found this volume fascinating as it overlaps with my work on South Asia in the late nineteenth-century as well as my studies on the rapid expansion of Christianity amongst Indians in South Africa over the past three decades. This study by Arun W. Jones, the Dan and Lillian Hankey Associate Professor of World Evangelism at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, is part of a Baylor University Press series on Studies in World Christianity, which examines Christian ideas, traditions, movements, and historic episodes in different contexts. Previous works have focused on places like China, Korea, and Ethiopia, marking a shift away from the association with, and excessive focus on practices of Christianity in Western Europe and North America.

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Vahed, G. (2019). Jones, Arun W. (2017) Missionary Christianity and Local Religion: American Evangelism in North India, 1836-1870. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press. [ISBN: 978-1-60258-432-7] Hard Copy. Pages i-xxi+321. International Journal for Indian Studies, 4(1), 198-195. Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/Nidan/article/view/1195
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