Truth and Social Reform
This text is an appeal to Christians concerned with justice in the Third World and in the West to recognize the relationship between evangelism and social reform. It is not about people in the Third World but is written by...
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This text is an appeal to Christians concerned with justice in the Third World and in the West to recognize the relationship between evangelism and social reform. It is not about people in the Third World but is written by an Indian struggling to apply his faith in a poverty-stricken country.;Combining popular theology with personal anecdotes, Truth and Social Reform discusses the relationship between evangelism and social action and underlines the supernatural dimension to effective social reform.;It will be of interest to people involved in Christian social conscience movements such as CARE, Tear Fund, Life and Christian Impact. The author has also written Dear Rajan - Letters to a New Believer and The World of Gurus.
Vishal Mangalwadi (1949-) (LL.D., William Carey International University, Pasadena, CA) is an international lecturer, social reformer, political columnist, and author of thirteen books. Born and raised in India, he studied philosophy at universities, in Hindu ashrams, and at LAbri Fellowship in Switzerland. In 1976 he turned down several job offers in the West to return to India where he and his wife, Ruth, founded a community to serve the rural poor. Vishal continued his involvement in community development serving at the headquarters of two national political parties, where he worked for the empowerment and liberation of peasants and the lower castes.
His first book, The World of Gurus, was published in 1977 by India's Vikas Publishing House, and serialized in Indias then-largest weekly, Sunday. It was Mangalwadis books, In Search of Self and India: The Grand Experiment, that first brought his works to the attention of the American public. Most recently he has released Truth and Transformation.