Jayachitra Lalitha is associate professor of New Testament, dean of women's studies and co-ordinator of Church Women Centre of the Tamilnadu Theological Seminary, India. She co-chairs World Christianity Group of the American Academy of Religion. She is co-editor of Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations: Global Awakenings in Theology and Praxis (2014).
That Christian missionary efforts have long gone hand-in-hand with European colonization and American imperialist expansion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is well recognized. The "Great Commission" has more often been observed than analyzed, however.