What is Religion? a Theological Answer by Nigel Ajay Kumar (SAIACS Press)
“What Is Religion?” is one of those questions rarely asked by Christian theologians who engage in interreligious discourse. Nigel Ajay Kumar makes the case, however, that to answer this question is critical for Christian scholars who want to negotiate multiple religious identities, as well as for those who want a clearer understanding of their own faith as religion. Kumar takes a historical and theological approach to answering this question. The history of the concept of religion is traced from biblical times to the Indian independence era. Then, a theological answer is offered not only by looking at the classical Indian theologian, Pandipeddi Chenchiah, but also by listening to other contemporary secular and theological voices. (This is the South Asian Edition of the original Wipf & Stock edition (2013) with the same name).