Recognising the importance of inter-faith relations in a pluralistic country like India, this book attempts to present the reality of inter-religious relations in India – problems and challenges, possibilities and prospects with a concrete suggestion. The book narrates how thousands and thousands of precious lives had been perished due to inter-faith clashes on one hand, and the attempts made by various religious organisations, communities and individuals towards securing inter-faith harmony in India on the other hand. The book also discusses the contribution of evangelical Christians towards inter-faith relations which is neglected in academic writings. It finally suggests practical solutions to this pathetic problem from a Christian perspective by offering the alternative understanding of inter-faith relations and the ways of relating people of various religions.
1. A Historical Survey of Inter-Religious Relations In India
2. Inter-Religious Conflicts in India: The Present Scenario
3. Indian Attempts Towards Securing Inter-Religious Relations
4. Modern Indian Gurus' Contribution for Inter-Faith Relations
5. Modern Indian Gurus' Interpretations of Jesus Christ: Their Significance for Inter-Religious Relations
6. Evangelicals' Contributions Towards Inter-Faith Relations
7. Inter-Religious Dialogue for Conflict Resolution: Some Practical Suggestions
8. Towards Inter-Religious Relations
Rev. Dr. Rodinmawia Ralte, an ordained minister of the Baptist Church of Mizoram, is presently a Professor & Dean of Senate Centre for Extension and Pastoral Theological Research (SCEPTRE), Kolkata. He was formerly the Associate Professor of Religion at Bishop’s College and also the Associate Professor of Religion at the North India Institute of Post Graduate Theological Studies jointly run by Serampore College and Bishop’s College, Kolkata. He also taught at the Academy of Integrated Christian Studies, Aizawl for several years. His previous works include: Hindus and Hindutva: Hindu Tolerance, Hindutva Exclusivism, Emergence of Assertive Hinduism (2014); The Unveiled Christ of the Indian Gurus: A Studies on the Contemporary Gurus’ Interpretations of Jesus Christ (2017); The Interface of Science and Religion: An Introductory Study (2017); and Karma and Jnana in Sankara’s Advaita Vedanta: A Theological and Philosophical Interpretation (2019). He has also authored six (6) books in Mizo. Other than this, he has contributed numerous articles in various books and national & international theological journals.
He is married to C. Laltanpuii and they are blessed with three children – Laldinpuia Ralte (19), Lalruatfeli Ralte (16) and Vanlalawmpuii Ralte (13).