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Christianity In India - Search for Liberation and Identity
Christianity In India - Search for Liberation and Identity

Christianity In India - Search for Liberation and Identity

by F Hrangkhuma

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Language

English

Publisher

ISPCK

ISBN

8172144571 - Year: 2000 - Pages: 337

Binding

Paperback

F Hrangkhuma

Author: F Hrangkhuma
Editor(s): F Hrangkhuma
Publisher: ISPCK
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 337
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172144571

Description

The history of Christianity in Indian is viewed as an integral part of the socio-cultural history of the Indian people rather than as separate from it. The history will therefore focus attention upon the Christian people in India, upon who they were and how they understood themselves; upon the changes which these encounters have produced in them and in their appropriation of the Christian gospel as well as in the Indian cultures and society of which they themselves were a part.

What are the attitudes of the Christians to their non-Christian counterparts? What is their attitude to their traditional culture and custom? Do they accept the church they belong to as their very own and are not simply participating in it? Do they accept that the survival, growth, ministry, weaknesses, etc, of their church as their responsibility in every sense of the term, and not outsiders? Is the whole Christian community among the people group active in the ministry of the Church and not only the few salaried workers?

What is the level of contextualization/inculturation of the Christians in their ways of life and thinking and perspectives on national as well as their own people as a whole? Are the Christians really and naturally fit into Indian ways of life? And similar questions.

The 15 chapters in this title speak of something different, on a statewise basis. All in all, it is a study of the backward groups from various parts of India who are looking for liberation and identity, in the context of the present condition. Historically, it brings out important insights of the processes of the data about Indian Christians.

Contents

FOREWORD

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1
Christianity Among The Dalits in North India with Special Reference to Punjab

CHAPTER 2
Christianity Among the Mundas, Oraons, and Kharias of Chotanagpur

CHAPTER 3
Christianity Among the Mahars of Maharashtra

CHAPTER 4
Christianity Among the Kammas and Reddys of Andhra Pradesh

CHAPTER 5
Christianity Among the Mala and Madiga in Andhra Pradesh: Trends and Issues

CHAPTER 6
Christianity among the Thevars

CHAPTER 7
The Dalits and Christian Mission in Tamil Country

CHAPTER 8
Christianity among the Nadars of Tirunelvelly

CHAPTER 9
Christianity among the Malayarians of Kerala: 1848-1900

CHAPTER 10
Christianity among the Garos: An Attempt to Re-read Peoples Movement from Missiological Perspective

CHAPTER 11
Christianity and Mass Movements among the Khasis: A Catholic Perspective

CHAPTER 12
Christianity among the Khasis: A Protestant Perspective

CHAPTER 13
Christianity among the Nagas

CHAPTER 14
Christianity among the Mizo in Mizoram

CHAPTER 15
Factors that contributed to the Arrest of Mass Movements Towards Christianity in India

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