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Title A History of Christianity in India
Author Stephen Neill
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2004-01-29
Category Religion
Total Pages 608
ISBN 0521548853
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Christians form the third largest religious community in India. How has this come about? There are many studies of separate groups: but there has so far been no major history of the three large groups - Roman Catholic, Protestant and Thomas Christians (Syrians). This work attempts to meet the need for such a history. It goes right back to the beginning and traces the story through the ups and downs of at least fifteen centuries. It includes careful studies of the political and social background and of the non-Christian reactions to the Christian message. The narration is non-technical and should present few difficulties to the thoughtful reader; the more technical matters are dealt with in notes and appendices. This book will be of interest to all students of Church History and will also prove fascinating to many who are concerned with the development of Christianity as a world religion and in the dialogue between different forms of faith.

Title The History of Christianity in India
Author James Hough
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1839
Category Christianity
Total Pages 86
ISBN OXFORD:N13221533
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Christianity In India by Robert Eric Frykenberg

Title Christianity in India
Author Robert Eric Frykenberg
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2008-06-26
Category History
Total Pages 564
ISBN 9780198263777
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This study explores historical understandings of Christian communities, cultures, and institutions within the Indian world from their beginnings to the present time. Frykenberg focuses on trans-cultural interactions within Hindu and Muslim environments, uncovering complexities as Christianity intermingled with indigenous cultures.

Christianity In India by Clara A.B. Joseph

Title Christianity in India
Author Clara A.B. Joseph
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2019-03-07
Category Social Science
Total Pages 178
ISBN 9781351123846
Language English, Spanish, and French
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By studying the history and sources of the Thomas Christians of India, a community of pre-colonial Christian heritage, this book revisits the assumption that Christianity is Western and colonial and that Christians in the non-West are products of colonial and post-colonial missionaries. Christians in the East have had a difficult time getting heard—let alone understood as anti-colonial. This is a problem, especially in studies on India, where the focus has typically been on North India and British colonialism and its impact in the era of globalization. This book analyzes texts and contexts to show how communities of Indian Christians predetermined Western expansionist goals and later defined the Western colonial and Indian national imaginary. Combining historical research and literary analysis, the author prompts a re-evaluation of how Indian Christians reacted to colonialism in India and its potential to influence ongoing events of religious intolerance. Through a rethinking of a postcolonial theoretical framework, this book argues that Thomas Christians attempted an anti-colonial turn in the face of ecclesiastical and civic occupation that was colonial at its core. A novel intervention, this book takes up South India and the impact of Portuguese colonialism in both the early modern and contemporary period. It will be of interest to academics in the fields of Renaissance/Early Modern Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Religious Studies, Christianity, and South Asia.

Christianity In India by Leonard Fernando

Title Christianity in India
Author Leonard Fernando
Publisher Penguin Books India
Release Date 2004
Category Religion
Total Pages 336
ISBN 067005769X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Written by two of the country's foremost theologians, Christianity in India traces the fascinating history of each of these communities, and describes the role of Christians in education, social services, multilingual publishing and the freedom struggle. The authors explain to non-Christians the tenets and rituals that bind the faithful, whether Catholic, Protestant or Orthodox - prayer, the Sunday service, baptism and marriage, the role of Jesus in daily life, Christians' understanding of other faiths - and examine the controversial issues of caste within Christianity and conversions from other faiths."--BOOK JACKET.

Title The Journey of Christianity to India in Late Antiquity
Author Nathanael J. Andrade
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2018-03-31
Category History
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781108419123
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Explores the social interactions and pathways that enabled Christianity to travel across Asia and to India.

A Social History Of Christianity by John C. B. Webster

Title A Social History of Christianity
Author John C. B. Webster
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2007
Category Religion
Total Pages 410
ISBN STANFORD:36105124051165
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book traces the history, formation, spread, and maintenance of the Christian community in Northwest India from the early nineteenth century.

Christianity Made In India by Roger E. Hedlund

Title Christianity Made in India
Author Roger E. Hedlund
Publisher Fortress Press
Release Date 2017-10-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 230
ISBN 9781506430331
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Christianity Made in India: From Apostle Thomas to Mother Teresa discusses the indigenization of Christianity in the Indian context. It is set in the larger context of the exceptional growth of the church in the non-Western world during the twentieth century, which has been characterized by a diversity of localized cultural expressions. It recognizes that the center of Christian influence numerically and theologically is shifting southward to Africa, Latin America, and Asia. It affirms the reality that wherever the gospel goes, it takes root in the local culture.

Christianity In India by Rebecca Samuel Shah

Title Christianity in India
Author Rebecca Samuel Shah
Publisher Fortress Press
Release Date 2018-11-08
Category Religion
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9781506447926
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Christianity has been present in India since at least the third century, but the faith remains a small minority. Even so, Christianity is growing rapidly in parts of the subcontinent, and has made an impact far beyond its numbers. Yet Indian Christianity remains highly controversial, and it has suffered growing discrimination and violence. This book shows how Christian converts and communities continue to make contributions to Indian society, even amid social pressure and violent persecution. In a time of controversy in India about the legitimacy of conversion and the value of religious diversity, Christianity in India addresses the complex issues of faith, identity, caste, and culture. It documents the outsized role of Christians in promoting human rights, providing education and healthcare, fighting injustice and exploitation, and stimulating economic uplift for the poor. Readers will come away surprised and sobered to learn how these active initiatives often invite persecution today. The essays draw on intimate and personal encounters with Christians in India, past and present, and address the challenges of religious freedom in contemporary India.

Carpenters And Kings by Siddhartha Sarma

Title Carpenters and Kings
Author Siddhartha Sarma
Publisher Penguin Random House India Private Limited
Release Date 2019-04-25
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9789353055103
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Here are many and boundless marvels; in this First India begins another world' Jordanus Catalani, the first bishop of the Church of Rome in India, introduced the northern part of the subcontinent to his readers in 14th century Europe in this manner. Two hundred years before the coming of Vasco da Gama, Western Christianity-which comprises the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion and Protestant denominations today-had already arrived in India, finding among its diverse people and faiths the Church of the East already at home since the beginning of Christianity. This is an account of how global events, including the Crusades and the Mongol conquests, came together to bring Western Christianity to India. A gripping narrative of two diagonally opposite impulses in Christianity: of humble scholars trying to live the Christian ideal, and of ambitious ecclesiastical empire-builders with more earthly goals. Carpenters and Kings is a tale of Christianity, and equally, a glimpse of the India which has always existed: a multicultural land where every faith has found a home through the centuries.

Christianity In Northeast India by Chongpongmeren Jamir

Title Christianity in Northeast India
Author Chongpongmeren Jamir
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2020
Category Christianity
Total Pages 190
ISBN 0367465620
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book examines the distinctive formation of Christianity in Nagaland, Northeast India, since 1947. It argues that an understanding of the history of Christianity in the region can be found in its cultural milieu and the changing political, social and religious environment. In Nagaland, almost 90 per cent of the population are Christians. This book shows that segmentation as a cultural characteristic of Naga society inspired both unity and divisiveness in the Naga churches, which subsequently shaped the beliefs and practices of the churches in the region. Using the methodology of cultural history, the author examines ecclesiastical events and suggests that the history of Christianity should be examined in the light of its interaction with its cultural context rather than as an isolated phenomenon. The book demonstrates that the ethnic status which the Christian faith assumed, the extent of its identification with the local culture, and the scope of the mission of the Naga churches as key stakeholders in society, offers a new angle on the history of Christianity in India. This book will be of interest to scholars and researchers of South Asian history, particularly those concerned with Northeast India and Christian history, historiography, cultural history, history of Christianity in India and faith-culture interface, religious studies, history and South Asian Studies.

Title India and the Indianness of Christianity
Author Richard Fox Young
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date 2009
Category Religion
Total Pages 283
ISBN 9780802863928
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Honoring historian Robert Eric Frykenberg, the essays in this collection avoid the pitfall of Eurocentric, top down historiographies and instead adopt and adapt Frykenberg s own Indocentric, bottom up approach, thus accentuating indigenous agency in the emergence of Christianity as an Indian religion. / Contributors: Peter B. Andersen, Michael Bergunder, Judith M. Brown, John B. Carman, Gunnel Cederlf, Daniel Jeyaraj, Chandra Mallampalli, Geoffrey A. Oddie, Avril A. Powell, Rosemary Seton, Wilbert R. Shenk, Martha Lund Smalley, Brian Stanley, Richard Fox Young.

Christianity In Indian History by Pius Malekandathil

Title Christianity in Indian History
Author Pius Malekandathil
Publisher Primus Books
Release Date 2016-08-10
Category History
Total Pages 298
ISBN 938408266X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Christianity in Indian History: Issues of Culture, Power and Knowledge is a collection of wide ranging essays on Indian Christianity and Christian missionaries in India. It attempts to identify and reflect upon Christianity's regional and temporal variations from Early Modern times, its links with global Christian institutions and movements, its diverse cultural practices, and its relationship with caste and class. The essays underline the existence of many Christianities in Indian history, their mutual linkages, their exchanges and interactions as well as their debates with other Indian religions and communities. With the intention of anchoring Christian historical experiences within a larger Indian modernity and identifying the specificities and influences of Christian identities as well as locating their intermeshing with other Indian identities

Title Popular Christianity in India
Author Selva J. Raj
Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date 2012-02-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 303
ISBN 9780791487815
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Explores the lived experience of Christianity in India.

Margins Of Faith by Rowena Robinson

Title Margins of Faith
Author Rowena Robinson
Publisher SAGE Publications India
Release Date 2010-08-17
Category Religion
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9788132106043
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume documents the ethnographies of regionally distinct Dalit and tribal Christian communities, raising new arguments pertaining to the autonomy and distinct identity of these communities in adverse social set-ups. Stressing upon the plurality of identities, the essays reject the idea of determining these exclusively on the basis of religion. They also chart the multiple levels of marginality experienced by both Dalit and tribal Christians and analyze how these groups negotiate their former religious faith and practices with Christianity. The book is a response to the urgent need for such studies in social science writings brought to the fore by contemporary political challenges/struggles facing these communities in various parts of India.

Title Historiography of Christianity in India
Author John C.B. Webster
Publisher OUP India
Release Date 2012-11-15
Category History
Total Pages 272
ISBN 0198089201
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book provides a socio-cultural history of Christians in India. It explores the contributions of Christianity to India and Indian society, as well as the relationship Indian Christians share with fellow Indians in independent India.

Title The Saint in the Banyan Tree
Author David Mosse
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 2012-10
Category Religion
Total Pages 385
ISBN 9780520273498
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“This is a powerful and exciting work. Mosse has produced a work of scholarship that is lively and readable without any loss of subtlety and sophistication. It is a ground-breaking study, of critical importance to the ways we understand religious nationalism and the anthropology of postcolonial experience.”—Susan Bayly, author of Asian Voices in a Postcolonial Age

Title The Early Spread of Christianity in India
Author Alphonse Mingana
Publisher Gorgias Press
Release Date 2010-06-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 88
ISBN 1617195901
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Mingana here looks at the early history of Christianity in India, with references to most (if not all) of the passages in Syriac and Christian Arabic literature, as well as other documentary evidence, pertaining to the subject.

The Lost History Of Christianity by John Philip Jenkins

Title The Lost History of Christianity
Author John Philip Jenkins
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2009-10-06
Category Religion
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780061980596
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Jenkins is one of America’s top religious scholars.” —Forbes magazine The Lost History of Christianity by Philip Jenkins offers a revolutionary view of the history of the Christian church. Subtitled “The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia—and How It Died,” it explores the extinction of the earliest, most influential Christian churches of China, India, and the Middle East, which held the closest historical links to Jesus and were the dominant expression of Christianity throughout its first millennium. The remarkable true story of the demise of the institution that shaped both Asia and Christianity as we know them today, The Lost History of Christianity is a controversial and important work of religious scholarship that sounds a warning that must be heeded.