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Chapter 5: Varieties of Dalit Christianity in North India
This chapter is based on three important assumptions. The first is that Christianity as a religion is shaped not just by its founder, its scriptures and traditions, but also by the social groups which have embraced it. Down through its history and across the globe Christianity has been an embodied religion. Just as it believes that Jesus as a person shaped the ways in which God's grace and truth have been transmitted to the world, so too the particular sociology and culture of Christian communities have shaped the ways in which the Christian message has been experienced, understood and mediated to the wider society since then.
The second assumption is that ...