Author: F HrangkhumaEditor(s): F HrangkhumaPublisher: ISPCKYear: 2000Language: EnglishPages: 337ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172144571
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.
FOREWORDPREFACEINTRODUCTIONCHAPTER 1Christianity Among The Dalits in North India with Special Reference to PunjabCHAPTER 2Christianity Among the Mundas, Oraons, and Kharias of ChotanagpurCHAPTER 3Christianity Among the Mahars of MaharashtraCHAPTER 4Christianity Among the Kammas and Reddys of Andhra PradeshCHAPTER 5Christianity Among the Mala and Madiga in Andhra Pradesh: Trends and IssuesCHAPTER 6Christianity among the ThevarsCHAPTER 7The Dalits and Christian Mission in Tamil CountryCHAPTER 8Christianity among the Nadars of TirunelvellyCHAPTER 9 Christianity among the Malayarians of Kerala: 1848-1900CHAPTER 10Christianity among the Garos: An Attempt to Re-read Peoples Movement from Missiological PerspectiveCHAPTER 11Christianity and Mass Movements among the Khasis: A Catholic PerspectiveCHAPTER 12Christianity among the Khasis: A Protestant PerspectiveCHAPTER 13Christianity among the NagasCHAPTER 14Christianity among the Mizo in MizoramCHAPTER 15Factors that contributed to the Arrest of Mass Movements Towards Christianity in India