By Robert Eric Frykenberg
Robert Frykenberg's insightful examine explores and complements ancient understandings of Christian groups, cultures, and associations in the Indian global from their beginnings right down to the current. As one out of numerous manifestations of a newly rising international Christianity, within which Christians of a Post-Christian West are a minority, it has targeted upon these trans-cultural interactions inside Hindu and Muslim environments that have made Christians during this a part of the area unique. It seeks to discover a number of complexities within the proliferation of Christianity in its many types and to ascertain strategies during which Christian components intermingled with indigenous cultures and which led to a number of identities, and likewise left imprints upon a variety of cultures of India. Thomas Christians think that the Apostle Thomas got here to India in fifty two A.D./C.E., and that he left seven congregations to hold at the project of bringing the Gospel to India. In our day the impulse of this challenge is extra alive than ever. Catholics, in 3 hierarchies, became such a lot a number of; and numerous Evangelicals/Protestant groups represent the 3rd nice culture. With the increase of Pentecostalism, a fourth nice wave of Christian growth in India has happened. beginning with hobbies that all started a century in the past, there at the moment are ten to 15 instances extra missionaries than ever earlier than, almost them all Indian. keep in mind that, Christianity in India is profoundly Indian and Frykenberg presents a desirable consultant to its designated historical past and tradition.
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After the shadow of 4 Thomas Christians continue to respond to sceptics that the evidence for Thomas coming to India is as strong as the evidence for Peter coming to Rome. The presence of the Gospel in India, from this perspective, antedates any canon, creed, or council in the West. 4 Introduction dar-ul-Islam fell over the world between Spain and Sindh, accounts about Christians of India came from Christian travellers, whether as merchants or as monks, who came from lands within Western Christendom.
Thus, even as reference points for perceptions about the future of Christians in the world might in our day seem to lie more and more in Asia and Africa (if not in Latin America), somehow the stereotype of ‘Christianity’ as being an almost exclusively Western imposition upon the world continues to survive and thrive—being repeated, over and over again, as if repetition alone will bring veracity. The full story about the history of Christianity in India cannot be understood without understanding that, for nearly a thousand years, Christians of the West were so cut oV from Christians of the East that a curtain of darkness, ignorance, and incomprehension descended between their two worlds.
Downs, an American missionary scholar, born of missionary parents in Meghalaya, who once served as Executive Director of Indian Church History Review. Seven parts of volumes iv and v, together with all of volume vi, have yet to be published. This entire project has served to galvanize younger scholars and has led to hundreds of articles on a wide variety of subjects, not all of them of a high quality. Taken together, works under the auspices of the Church History Association of India (CHAI) are a remarkable treasure trove for serious scholars.
Christianity in India: From Beginnings to the Present (Oxford History of the Christian Church) by Robert Eric Frykenberg