Christians have lived in India since the early centuries of this era. In South India they believe their ancestors received the Gospel from the apostle Thomas. Written by two of the country's foremost theologians, this book traces the fascinating history of the various Christian communities, and describes the role of Christians in education, social services, multilingual publishing, and the freedom struggle. The first of its kind for the general reader, Christianity in India is a priceless compendium of history, theology, folklore and anecdote, to be relished and referenced by anyone curious about the Indian story and practice of one of the world's major faiths.
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Dr George Gispert-Sauch, a professor at Vidyajyoti, was born in Spain but has been a resident of India since 1949.
Dr Leonard Fernando was born in Tamil Nadu. Now principal of the Vidyajyoti College of Theology in Delhi, he has taught Indian church history and theology for many years.
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