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Bhakti and Christianity in India share many features. Missionary Christianity and Local Religion, Arun Jones’s rich study of nineteenth-century Indian Christians, substantially expands our understanding of this complex relationship. Jones’s work is pioneering in many ways. It focusses on practitioners and lived religion. It grounds Christian life in broader religious movements. It identifies distinct Christian claims. It explains the effects of demographics on the development of religious practices. Jones’s book also stands in line with groundbreaking scholarship on the development of Christianity in India.