n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Christians meeting Hindus. An analysis and theological critique of the Hindu-Christian encounter in India, Bob Robinson : book review

Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



The author of this important book is a New Zealander who lived in Singapore from 1976-1982 researching Hinduism there and in India, and working in theological education. From 1984-1995 he travelled extensively in Asia and Africa as General Secretary of the New Zealand Church Missionary Society. He currently teaches in the Tyndale Graduate School of Theology in New Zealand. He holds a PhD in theology from London University. His doctoral dissertation gave rise to the writing of the present work. In the preface Robinson states that with rare exceptions, serious intentional, reflective and sustained inter-faith encounter is a recent enterprise. This book looks in detail at the recent intentional Christian-Hindu dialogue in India and asks why and how this practice came to replace previous attitudes of confrontation and monologue.

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