This book addresses the issue of "Christian Gospel" and "Culture"
in the multi-faith context of India. The Author believes that, Bishop Lesslie Newbigin's
clarion call of "Gospel as Public Truth" is the point of departure in relation
to the Religious Pluralism prevalent in India. Christian Gospel is unabashedly hinged to
the person of Jesus, the Christ. When this Gospel is preached as "Public Truth"
in a context like India there is all possibility that it is misunderstood and even
rejected. In such a scenario, two tendencies are usually visible: privatizing of the
Christian Gospel or a bulldozing of it on others. Either of these can be dangerous,
detrimental and counter productive to the affirmation of both Christian Gospel and
This book is a humble attempt to understand this interaction of the Gospel and Culture
of India, in the light of the discussions put forward by Newbigin. Armed with a detailed
Bibliography and supplementing Appendices the book is meant for Historians, Christian
Laity, Church Clergies, Theologians, Religious leaders, Students and Researchers, all
1. Lesslie Newbigin - Man and His Thought World
2. Lesslie Newbigin's Understanding of "The Gospel as Public Truth"
3. "The Gospel as Public Truth" : A Continuing Debate in the Religiously
Plural Context of India
Dr. Samuel George holds a Master's degree in Sociology (MA), and
Doctorate in Theology (Serampore University). He has served as a Christian theological
educator in many institutes in North India. Currently, he serves as the Principal of
Master's College of Theology (Serampore University), Visakhapatnam, India. He is a member
of the Reference Group of the Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN) of the World
Council of Churches, Geneva. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of New Life Theological
He has also authored, Christology: An Introduction and The Historical Particularity of
Jesus: A Dialogue with the Hindu view of History. Many of his writings are published in
national and international journals. He comes from Jammu & Kashmir and is married to
Dr. Atula Ao (Tsuedir) from Nagaland, a Biblical Scholar in the field of Old Testament.