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Christianity in India : from beginnings to the present

Author: Robert Eric Frykenberg
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Oxford history of the Christian Church.
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Eric Frykenberg
ISBN: 9780199575831 0199575835 9780198263777 0198263775
OCLC Number: 437305871
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: xxi, 564 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Christians, Christianity, and Christendom --
Contextualizing complexity, I : India's lands, peoples, and social structures --
Contextualizing complexity, II : India's dominant religious traditions : Sanātana-Dharma and Dar-ul-Islam --
Thomas Christians and the Thomas tradition --
Pfarangi Catholic Christians and Padroado Christendom --
Evangelical Christians as missionary dubashis : conduits of cross-cultural communication --
India's Raj and political logic : the unification of India, a Southern perspective --
Āvarna Christians and conversion movements --
Missionaries, colonialism, and ecclesiastical dominion --
Indian Christians and "Hindu Raj" --
Elite education and missionaries --
Catholic renewal and resurgence --
"Trophies of grace" and their public influence --
Adivāsi movements in the north-east.
Series Title: Oxford history of the Christian Church.
Responsibility: Robert Eric Frykenberg.
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The singular merit of this book is that the author does not simply present a history of Christianity in India from the beginning to today. Instead, he elaborates the socio-economic, political and Read more...

 
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