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A History of Christianity in India : The Beginnings to AD 1707 - Stephen Neill

A History of Christianity in India

The Beginnings to AD 1707

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Published: 21st September 2004
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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.

Preface
The spelling of Indian names
Abbreviations
Maps
The Indian background
Christianity comes to India
From medieval to modern
Christians in the Indian Middle Age
Europe and Asia
contact and conflict
Beginnings of mission
The jesuits and the Indian church
Akbar and the jesuits
Rome and the Thomas Christians
Lights and shadows
India in the Seventeenty Century
The mission of Mathurai
The Thomas Christians again
Other Roman Catholic missions
Non-Roman Catholic Christianity in India
Appendices
Notes
Select bibliographies
Index
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ISBN: 9780521548854
ISBN-10: 0521548853
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 21st September 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.93