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Hambye and Perumalil: Christianity in India

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This is a well written historical work edited by H. C. Perumalil and E. R. Hambye. The various chapters in the book are written by eminent Christian historians. This book was published on the occasion of nineteenth hundredth celebration of the death of St. Thomas., the apostle to India.The book is divided into twelve chapters each […]

Arthur Jeyakumar: History of Christianity in India

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Arthur D. Jeyakumar in this small book has selected seven key issues from the Indian Church history and discussed each of them in seven separate chapters. The first chapter analyses the traditions related to the origins of Christianity in India.In brief, the author has  summed up major traditions pertaining to St. Thomas and St. Bartholomew, […]

William G. Young: Handbook of Source Materials

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William G. Young’s Handbook of Source Materials for Students of Church History is one of its kind. As the title suggests it is a source book of great value. The purpose of the book, as the author himself points out, is to provide the students of Church History, especially of the Asian context, a first […]

Henry Chadwick: The Early Church

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Henry Chadwick, The Early Church (Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1978). Pp 1-289. Henry Chadwick’s story of the emergent Christianity is an early contribution to the Oxford History of the Church. This is the first book of the expansive Oxford series. In less than 300 pages, the author manages to give an excellent history of the key events […]

Early Church Controversies: Arianism

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1. Introduction Arianism is one of the major heresies that rocked the Church during the fourth, fifth and sixth centuries. Named after it founder Arius, Arianism challenged the true divinity of Jesus Christ and attempted to demolish the unique concept of Trinity. Scholarship has identified three stages in the development of Arian history namely Early […]

The Counter Reformation

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1. INTRODUCTION The Reformation that occurred within the Roman Catholic church in the 16th century is usually denoted in historical writings by two terms – ‘Counter Reformation’ and ‘Catholic Reformation.’ The first term, generally used by non-Catholics, emphasizes the view that these reforms were prompted largely by the rise of Protestants and the threat they posed […]

The First Christians of India

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The Syrian Christians of Kerala are believed to be the most ancient Christians of India. A historical study of their origin is intriguing and sensational. The following survey shows the key events which shaped the first Christian community of India and highlights it its unique identity. The Origin of the Syrian Christians The Syrian Christians […]

Snaitang: History of the Ecumenical Movement

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The word ‘Ecumenical’ is a widely used term among some Christian circles today. Many think that ecumenism as a movement within Christianity is a new movement which has come into existence recently. Sometimes, it is regarded synonymously with the World Council of Churches (WCC) at Geneva. Moreover, the liberal overtones of the WCC in the […]

Louise Pirouet: Expansion of Christianity Worldwide (1800-2000)

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As stated in the introduction, this book is the fourth volume in the series of Christianity Worldwide, initiated by Theological Education Fund (TEF), particularly for the students of Christian history in the third-world countries. At best, this book is an overview of the expansion of Christianity Worldwide during the 19th and 20th centuries. In ten […]