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Christian Pluralism in the United States : The Indian Immigrant Experience - Mr. Raymond Brady Williams

Christian Pluralism in the United States

The Indian Immigrant Experience

Hardcover Published: 13th November 1996
ISBN: 9780521570169
Number Of Pages: 316

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Recent immigrant Christians from India are changing the face of American Christianity. They are establishing churches with Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic rites. This book is the first comprehensive study of these Christians, their churches, and their adaptation. Professor Williams describes migration patterns since 1965, and how the role of Indian Christian nurses in creating immigration opportunities for their families affects gender relations, transition of generations, interpretations of migration, Indian Christian family values, and types of leadership. Contemporary mobility and rapid communication create new transnational religious groups, and Williams reveals some of the reverse effects on churches and institutions in India. He notes some successes and failures of mediating institutions in the United States in responding to new forms of Christianity brought by immigrants.

From the hardback review: '... Professor Williams gives a fasinating and most learned account of a community, or rather several communities, in transition.' Asian Affairs From the hardback review: ' ... Christian Pluralism is an impressive and wide-ranging book written by an experienced and visionary elder-statesman deeply concerned not just about Indian Christians but about the role that Indian Christians can play in shaping the future of American Christianity ... the book should be required reading for all who seek to lead Indian churches into the future.' Souvenir for the Family Conference of the Mar Thoma Church

Introduction
Road to America
Christian stories about India
Becoming what you are: St Thomas Christians from Kerala
Becoming what you are: Catholics and Protestants from India
Wilderness, exile or promised land: experience and interpretations of migration
Going home: bridges to India
Adding rooms to the house
Conclusion: immigration and the many faces of Christ
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521570169
ISBN-10: 0521570166
Series: Cambridge Studies in Religious Traditions
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 13th November 1996
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.64