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Book Review: *Living Without The Dead: Loss And Redemption In A Jungle Cosmos,* By Piers Vitebsky, Chad M. Bauman Dec 2018

Book Review: *Living Without The Dead: Loss And Redemption In A Jungle Cosmos,* By Piers Vitebsky, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

No abstract provided.


Contribution To Ave Maria Radio Program, "Kresta In The Afternoon" (April 26, 2018), Chad M. Bauman Apr 2018

Contribution To Ave Maria Radio Program, "Kresta In The Afternoon" (April 26, 2018), Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

Contribution of Chad Bauman begins around 4:10 and continues until shortly after 17:00.


Book Review: *Pentecostalism And Politics Of Conversion In India,* By Sarbeswar Sahoo, Chad M. Bauman Dec 2017

Book Review: *Pentecostalism And Politics Of Conversion In India,* By Sarbeswar Sahoo, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

No abstract provided.


Book Review: *Jesus In Asia,* By R. S. Sugirtharajah, Chad M. Bauman Dec 2017

Book Review: *Jesus In Asia,* By R. S. Sugirtharajah, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

No abstract provided.


Words Taken For Wonders: Conversion And Religious Authority Among The Dalits Of Colonial Chhattisgarh, Chad M. Bauman Dec 2017

Words Taken For Wonders: Conversion And Religious Authority Among The Dalits Of Colonial Chhattisgarh, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

An unedited, prepublication version of the book chapter.


Pentecostals And Interreligious Conflict In India: Proselytization, Marginalization, And Anti-Christian Violence, Chad M. Bauman Dec 2016

Pentecostals And Interreligious Conflict In India: Proselytization, Marginalization, And Anti-Christian Violence, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

No abstract provided.


Christian Responses To Discrimination And Violence In India And Sri Lanka: Avoidance, Advocacy, And Interfaith Engagement, Chad M. Bauman Dec 2016

Christian Responses To Discrimination And Violence In India And Sri Lanka: Avoidance, Advocacy, And Interfaith Engagement, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

No abstract provided.


Christian Responses To Discrimination And Violence In India And Sri Lanka: Avoidance, Advocacy, And Interfaith Engagement, Chad M. Bauman, James Ponniah Dec 2016

Christian Responses To Discrimination And Violence In India And Sri Lanka: Avoidance, Advocacy, And Interfaith Engagement, Chad M. Bauman, James Ponniah

Chad M. Bauman

In The Review of Faith & International Affairs 15/1 (2017): 68-78.


Faith And Foreign Policy In India: Legal Ambiguity, Selective Xenophobia, And Anti-Minority Violence, Chad M. Bauman Jun 2016

Faith And Foreign Policy In India: Legal Ambiguity, Selective Xenophobia, And Anti-Minority Violence, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

As a secular democracy, India’s constitution enshrines relatively robust safeguards for religious equality and freedom. Article 25 provides all citizens the right to “freely profess, practice, and propagate” religion, and avoids assigning to Hinduism any special role or explicit privilege (in contradistinction to the situation with Buddhism in Sri Lanka, for example). Moreover, the Indian government itself has not generally engaged in any systematic or flagrant way in the direct persecution or oppression of its religious minorities.
However, India’s religious minorities do face certain challenges. Among them are several legal and judicial issues. Judicial rulings in independent India ...


Appreciation, Analysis, And Critique: The Oxford Handbook Of Religious Conversion And The Future Of Conversion Studies, Chad M. Bauman Dec 2015

Appreciation, Analysis, And Critique: The Oxford Handbook Of Religious Conversion And The Future Of Conversion Studies, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

No abstract provided.


Christianity And Freedom In India: Colonialism, Communalism, Caste, And Violence, Chad M. Bauman Dec 2015

Christianity And Freedom In India: Colonialism, Communalism, Caste, And Violence, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

No abstract provided.


Book Review: *Hindu-Catholic Encounters In Goa,* By Alexander Henn, Chad M. Bauman Dec 2015

Book Review: *Hindu-Catholic Encounters In Goa,* By Alexander Henn, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

No abstract provided.


Book Review: *Christians In South Indian Villages, 1959-2009,* By John B. Carman And Chilkuri Vasantha Rao, Chad M. Bauman Dec 2015

Book Review: *Christians In South Indian Villages, 1959-2009,* By John B. Carman And Chilkuri Vasantha Rao, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

An unedited and pre-publication version of the published review.


The Violence Of Conversion: Proselytization And Interreligious Controversy In The Work Of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Chad M. Bauman Apr 2015

The Violence Of Conversion: Proselytization And Interreligious Controversy In The Work Of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

Critics of Christianity in India have frequently accused Christianity of being a predatory, imperialistic religion with absolutist tendencies, and have framed Christian evangelism as an aggressive, uncouth act. More recently, however, and in an idiom that resonates with many contemporary Indians, Swami Dayananda Saraswati (1930-) has made the more controversial claim that the attempt to convert another person is itself an act of violence. In three parts, the paper 1) describes Dayananda’s claims, while bringing them into conversation with the arguments of earlier critics of Christianity (e.g., Mahatma Gandhi, Sita Ram Goel, Ashok Chowgule, Arun Shourie), 2) analyzes ...


Singing Of Satnam: Blind Simon Patros, "Dalit" Religious Identity, And "Satnami"-Christian Music In Chhattisgarh, India, Chad M. Bauman Mar 2015

Singing Of Satnam: Blind Simon Patros, "Dalit" Religious Identity, And "Satnami"-Christian Music In Chhattisgarh, India, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

Christianity in every context -- whether western or nonwestern, contemporary or ancient -- emerges as a composite entity, combining elements of the religions and cultures that predate it with aspects of the Christian faith, in whatever form it arrives. There is, of course, nothing distinctly Christian about this process, for just as the expansion of Christianity into India involved the Indianization of Christianity, so too did the growth of Hinduism in Bali entail the Balinization of Hinduism. Other religions follow a similar pattern when they cross cultural boundaries.


Book Review: "The Crisis Of Secularism In India", Chad Bauman Mar 2015

Book Review: "The Crisis Of Secularism In India", Chad Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

A review of The Crisis of Secularism in India edited by Anuradha Dingwaney Needham and Rajeswari Sunder Rajan.


Book Review: Gods In America: Religious Pluralism In The United States., Chad M. Bauman Mar 2015

Book Review: Gods In America: Religious Pluralism In The United States., Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

Book review of, Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States. by Charles L. Cohen and Ronald L. Numbers, eds.


Book Review: The Saint In The Banyan Tree: Christianity And Caste Society In India, Chad M. Bauman Mar 2015

Book Review: The Saint In The Banyan Tree: Christianity And Caste Society In India, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

A book review of The Saint in the Banyan Tree: Christianity and Caste Society in India by David Mosse.


Book Review: *Debating 'Conversion' In Hinduism And Christianity,* By Ankur Barua, Chad M. Bauman Dec 2014

Book Review: *Debating 'Conversion' In Hinduism And Christianity,* By Ankur Barua, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

No abstract provided.


Introduction, Chad M. Bauman Dec 2013

Introduction, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

An Introduction to the edited volume, Constructing Indian Christianities.


The Inter-Religious Riot As A Cultural System: Globalization, Geertz, And Hindu-Christian Conflict, Chad M. Bauman Dec 2013

The Inter-Religious Riot As A Cultural System: Globalization, Geertz, And Hindu-Christian Conflict, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

An analysis of Hindu-Christian violence, through the lens of Clifford Geertz's "Religion as a Cultural System."


Hindu-Christian Conflict In India: Globalization, Conversion, And The Coterminal Castes And Tribes, Chad M. Bauman May 2013

Hindu-Christian Conflict In India: Globalization, Conversion, And The Coterminal Castes And Tribes, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

While Hindu-Muslim violence in India has received a great deal of scholarly attention, Hindu-Christian violence has not. This article seeks to contribute to the analysis of Hindu-Christian violence, and to elucidate the curious alliance, in that violence, of largely upper-caste, anti-minority Hindu nationalists with lower-status groups, by analyzing both with reference to the varied processes of globalization. The article begins with a short review of the history of anti-Christian rhetoric in India, and then discusses and critiques a number of inadequately unicausal explanations of communal violence before arguing, with reference to the work of Mark Taylor, that only theories linking ...


Christianity And Hinduism: An Annotated Bibliography, Chad M. Bauman, Arun Jones, Brian Pennington, Joseph Prabhakar Dayam, Michelie Voss Roberts Apr 2013

Christianity And Hinduism: An Annotated Bibliography, Chad M. Bauman, Arun Jones, Brian Pennington, Joseph Prabhakar Dayam, Michelie Voss Roberts

Chad M. Bauman

No abstract available


Review Of Religious Division And Social Conflict, Chad M. Bauman Feb 2013

Review Of Religious Division And Social Conflict, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

A review of Peggy Froerer, Religious Division and Social Conflict: The Emergence of Hindu Nationalism in Rural India. New Delhi: Social Science Press, 2007.


Review Of Missionaries And Their Medicine, Chad M. Bauman Feb 2013

Review Of Missionaries And Their Medicine, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

A review of Missionaries And Their Medicine: A Christian Modernity for Tribal India, by David Hardiman, Manchester University Press, 2008.


Book Review: "Bringing The Sacred Down To Earth: Adventures In Comparative Religion," Corinne G. Dempsey, Chad Bauman Feb 2013

Book Review: "Bringing The Sacred Down To Earth: Adventures In Comparative Religion," Corinne G. Dempsey, Chad Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

A book review for Corinne G. Dempsey's "Bringing the Sacred Down to Earth: Adventures in Comparative Religion" by Chad Bauman.


Does The Divine Physician Have An Unfair Advantage? Healing And The Politics Of Conversion In Twentieth-Century India, Chad M. Bauman Dec 2012

Does The Divine Physician Have An Unfair Advantage? Healing And The Politics Of Conversion In Twentieth-Century India, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

An examination of the issue of medical allurement in historical/contemporary Indian Christianity.


Conversion Careers, Conversions-For, And Conversion In The Study Of Religion, Chad M. Bauman Apr 2012

Conversion Careers, Conversions-For, And Conversion In The Study Of Religion, Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

I am indebted to Professor Locklin for the provocative nature of this paper, and I say this not only to be polite. Some months ago, I read and then integrated elements of an earlier draft of the paper into my own work on conversion and Hindu-Christian conflict. My response to Locklin’s paper is therefore an appreciative one, which I will organize around three primary themes.


Indian Christian Historiography From Below, From Above, And In Between., Chad M. Bauman Dec 2011

Indian Christian Historiography From Below, From Above, And In Between., Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

The article reviews the books "India and the Indianness of Christianity: Essays on Understanding--Historical, Theological, and Bibliographical--in Honor of Eric Frykenberg," edited by Richard Fox Young, part of the Studies in the History of Christian Missions series, and "A Social History of Christianity: North-west India Since 1800," by John C.B. Webster.


Book Review: "Beyond Boundaries: Hindu-Christian Relationship And Basic Christian Communities", Chad M. Bauman Dec 2011

Book Review: "Beyond Boundaries: Hindu-Christian Relationship And Basic Christian Communities", Chad M. Bauman

Chad M. Bauman

A review of Beyond Boundaries: Hindu-Christian Relationship and Basic Christian Communities by A. Maria David.