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“What is Religion?” is one of the questions rarely asked by Christian theologians who engage in inter-religious discourse. Nigel Ajay Kumar makes the case, however, that to answer this question is critical for Christian scholars who want to negotiate multiple religious identities, as well as for those who want a clearer understanding of their own faith as religion. Kumar takes a historical and theological approach to define religion. The history of the concept of religion is traced from biblical times to the Indian independence era. Then, a theological answer is offered not only by looking at the classical Indian theologian, Pandipeddi Chenchiah, but also by listening to other contemporary secular and theological voices. Nigel Ajay Kumar teaches theology at South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS) in Bangalore, India.