Anti-Christian Violence in Contemporary India
"Anti-Christian Violence in Contemporary India: A Proxy War on Secular Modernity?"
South Asia Seminar is pleased to present:
Chad M. Bauman
Professor of Religion
Anti-Christian Violence in Contemporary India:
A Proxy War on Secular Modernity?
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Pitts Theology Library, Room 360**
Candler School of Theology
(**Enter Pitts Theology Library on the 2nd floor;
after entering the library, go to the 3rd floor to access room 360)
Anti-Christian violence in India has been on the rise since the late 1990s. What motivates the attacks on this small minority? While not denying the importance of local factors like economic competition, caste dynamics, the production of violence for political gain, or the provocative nature of proselytization, in this lecture, Professor Chad Bauman will suggest that fully understanding this phenomenon requires attention also to global flows of wealth, power, money, and politics, and in this vein will draw attention to an important but often overlooked element of anti-Christian violence: resistance to western secular modernities.
Co-Sponsor: Candler School of Theology