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Perceptions of Christianity among South Asian Muslims in America

by Paul S. Biswas


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/13/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 328
ISBN : 9781973693215
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 328
ISBN : 9781973693208
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 328
ISBN : 9781973693222

About the Book

This book explores and articulates perceptions of Christianity among South Asian Muslims in America. The South Asian Muslim population in America includes many immigrants and their families. This book analyzes the perceptions of Christianity held by South Asian Muslims in three areas: theological, sociocultural, and ethical (moral). This book addresses both positive and negative perceptions of Christianity; although it mainly focuses on the misperceptions that give rise to conflicting views between Muslim and Christian.
The primary goal of this book is to consider how flawed perceptions hinder the effective communication of the Christian gospel in efforts to witness to Muslims in America. This book further explores the sociocultural and ethnic differences among South Asian Muslims and the ways in which their perceptions of Christianity differ.
More specifically this book identifies the factors most likely to influence both positive and negative perceptions of Christianity among South Asian Muslims in America. This book also briefly explores the multi-faceted historical background of Islam in South Asia and the impact Islam has had on the assumptions and perceptions of Christianity of South Asian people in general, and specifically on the thinking and perceptions of South Asian Muslims in America. This book includes qualitative research using an ethnographic case study approach. Data presented in this book are collected from two different sources: scholarly literature related to the focal group, and structured interviews with a representative sample of South Asian Muslims in America. The anticipated result is to provide useful information and insights so Christian practitioners can develop useful tools for building harmonious relationships with South Asian Muslims in America and effectively communicating the gospel to them.


About the Author

Paul Biswas served for twenty-four years in one of the Muslim dominated countries in South Asia as evangelist, church planter, pastor, author, mentor, and teacher. During this time he traveled widely as a conference speaker throughout South Asia as well as some in Europe. He then came to the U. S. for advanced theological studies.
He has been in Christian ministry for forty three years including nine years with the North American Mission Board (SBC) as a church planting consultant for outreach to South Asian unreached people groups, especially Muslim people groups in New England. Since 2004, Paul Biswas has been serving as a missionary in New England and the founding pastor of International Community Church-Boston.
His vigorous passion is to reach Muslims for Christ and to mentor Christians concerned to witness effectively to Muslims. This passion inspired him to conduct extensive research focused on perceptions of Christianity held by Muslim immigrants. His doctoral dissertation articulates the results of this research. His heart-concern is to facilitate effective communication of the gospel to Muslims.
He has authored numerous research papers and articles related to effective communication of the gospel to Muslims as well as to other people groups. A number of these are in process of publication.
Dr. Biswas is an Associate Professor and the Director of Boston Study Center of Promise Christian University. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of World Missions at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and as a visiting professor at Grace Evangelical Seminary.
He and his wife currently make their home in Boston, Massachusetts.