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Engaging Hinduism : Rethinking Christian Apologetics in India
Authorship Description
Christopher Poshin David.
Bibliographical Details xiv, 167 p. ills. 23 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 935148422X
ISBN-13 9789351484226, 978-9351484226
Year of Publication 2020.
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Hinduism is now truly a global spiritual phenomenon, and no more merely the prevailing religious and philosophical worldview of India. Christians through the centuries, have meaningfully tried to engage with Hinduism but with limited success. Hinduism continues to be the Indian Church’s biggest challenge calling for an intellectually robust and comprehensive system of apologetics.

To address this, the book introduces pre-suppositional apologetics, a Biblical and relatively untried model of apologetics in India. Scholarly and at the same time practical, the author demonstrates how pre-suppositional apologetics can be effectively employed in the Indian context by engaging with the neo-Hindu philosophical thought of Swami Vivekananda.

Engaging Hinduism presents an apologetics system that is historical, Biblical and philosophically aware. It is a ground-breaking work in the field of Reformed epistemology in connection with Eastern thought and a stellar resource for theologians, pastors and believers to gain insight on how to winsomely and uncompromisingly engage Hinduism with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

                                                                Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements

1. Introduction
2. A Primer on Apologetics
3. History of Apologetics in India
4. Van Tillian Presuppositional Apologetics
5. Apostle Paul the Presuppositional Apologist
6. Neo-Hinduism
7. A Presuppositional Apologetical Engagement with Neo-Hinduism
8. Conclusion

Glossary of Technical Terms
Bibliography
Index of Subjects

Rev. Christopher Poshin David is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in India – Reformed (PCI-R). He is a graduate of Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Dehradun and Madras Christian College, Chennai. He currently serves on the pastoral team of Bangalore Presbyterian Church. Christopher's field of expertise is in apologetics, and his research on presuppositional apologetics won him an award from Presbyterian Theological Seminary.



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