Brother Bakht Singh

by B. E. Bharathi Nuthalapati

Brother Bakht Singh Chabra, a Sikh convert, was one of the foremost evangelists and Bible teachers in India. Bakht Singh was well known as a pioneer in gospel contextualization and a proponent of indigenous Indian churches. The movement and assemblies he established were often viewed as splinter groups from mainstream churches and many considered his teachings and theology as negatively syncretic. In this publication, Dr Bharathi Nuthalapati establishes that Bakht Singh’s theology was rooted in the Indian spirituality of experience through personal relationship and devotion to God or Bhakti. Brother Singh Christianized Bhakti and in his hands Bhakti became a Christian idiom. The author also analyzes how pre-Christian, Sikh elements persisted in Bakht Singh’s movement while remaining theologically orthodox, as well as how various aspects of Indian religiosity and biblical and western Christianity were adopted, rejected, reinterpreted, or revolutionized in his movement.


About the Author

B. E. BHARATHI NUTHALAPATI holds a PhD in Church History from Fuller Theological Seminary, California, USA, and has several academic articles published in the USA and India. As well as being a visiting professor teaching History of Christianity, she also provides academic book reviews and teaches seminars in India and around the world. Her ministry includes counseling families and individuals in south India.

Book Information

  • Author: B. E. Bharathi Nuthalapati
  • ISBN: 9781783682522
  • Category: Academic
  • Region: World
  • Publisher: Langham Publishing
  • Publishing Date: 03/14/2017
  • Number of Pages: 258



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