Gupta articlulates a rationale as to why the position of both the academician and the practitioner are necessary for meaningful religious dialog.
Gupta, Ravi M.
"VIEWPOINT: Hinduism and the Academy:
Towards a Dialogue Between Scholar and Practitioner,"
Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies:
Vol. 29, Article 9.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7825/2164-6279.1632