India's constitution is firmly secular and democratic. Yet in recent years, Christians and Muslims have faced persecution.
Christianity is thriving in Singapore. And in this case, most of the usual explanations for Christian expansion in Asia fall flat.
Chinnawong is persuaded that he must live into the gospel as a Thai artist. But the pastor who baptized him called his paintings "Buddhist."
R. S. Sugirtharajah sees both sides of the mirror: Christian views of Asian faiths and the reciprocal gaze of Asian believers.
Any account of Asian Christianity must deal with minority peoples. One large and diverse region has more than 100 million people—many of them Christian.
It's ironic that multicultural approaches to Christianity are dismissed as novel or “politically correct.” They are deeply rooted in our past.
Ever since Westerners discovered Asian cultures they have been intrigued by possible relationships between Christianity and Buddhism.