This essay revolves around a simple question: what does Hindu-Christian dialogue look like from the Christian side when the Hindu side is represented by Saktism? Or, how do Christians, whether Protestant or Catholic, react and what do they learn when the Hindus they encounter worship a supreme female divinity who is both compassionate and wrathful, whose cult is often associated with blood sacrifice, whose philosophical underpinnings tend to be monistic, and some of whose devotees have been involved in esoteric, often sexual Tantric rites? Where are the cross-overs, the bridges to understanding?
McDermott, Rachel Fell
"Meeting 'the Mother Who Takes Across': Christian Encounters with the Fierce Goddesses of Hinduism,"
Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies:
Vol. 16, Article 10.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7825/2164-6279.1299