My interest in Hindu-Christian studies stems from adventures with two religious traditions that are, in a manner of speaking, "out of place": popular Christian practice in a predominantly Hindu south Indian setting and a Hindu temple within the Christian context of rural upstate New York. In some ways these two Hindu-Christian settings could not be more different. The Kerala Christians with whom I worked claim an ancient and lofty heritage while the upstate New York temple, established in 1998 in a refurbished barn and led by a maverick guru, represents a definitive break from orthopraxy.
"Viewpoint: Dialogues Within Dialogue and Conversations Barely Begun,"
Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies:
Vol. 19, Article 11.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7825/2164-6279.1366