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Prof. Dr. James Massey

India

Rev. Prof. Dr. James Massey currently is the Director of the Centre for Dalit/Subaltern Studies and Community Contextual Communication Centre, New Delhi and Hon. Secretary of the Board of Theological Education of the Senate of Serampore College (University), West Bengal. Privatdozent, the Faculty of Protestant Theology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He is also working actively for inter-faith dialogue in the Indian context with special interest in Sikh religion. For his work in Sikh religion he was awarded Doctor of Philosophy by Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany, and again Post-Doctoral Academic Degree (Habilitation) in the field of “Religious Studies” by the same University.

Dr. Massey is the translator of the Punjabi Bible and has authored and edited more than 20 books, which include: Masihiata: Ika Paricaya (Punjabi, 1976); Doctrine of the Ultimate Reality in Sikh Religion (1990); Towards Dalit Hermeneutics - Re-Reading the Text, the History and the Literature (1994); Dalits in India: Religion as a Source of bondage or Liberation with Special Reference to Christians (1995); Roots of Dalit History, Christianity, Theology and Spirituality (1996); The Movement of the Spirit (1996); Down Trodden: The Struggle of India’s Dalits for Identity, Solidarity and Liberation, (1997); Current Challenges and Church Response (1998); Dalits: Issues and Concerns (1998); and Minorities in Democracy: The Indian Experience (1999). His recent publications include Minorities and Religious Freedom in a Democracy (2003) and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: A Study in Just Society (2003) and Church in Dialogue with the