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Christians in South Indian Villages, 1959-2009: Decline and Revival in Telangana

Christians in South Indian Villages, 1959-2009: Decline and Revival in Telangana (Paperback)

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A discerning study of a slice of modern Indian Christianity and Christian-Hindu encounter This book revisits South Indian Christian communities that were studied in 1959 and written about in Village Christians and Hindu Culture (1968). In 1959 the future of these village congregations was uncertain. Would they grow through conversions or slowly dissolve into the larger Hindu society around them? John Carman and Chilkuri Vasantha Rao's carefully gathered research fifty years later reveals both the decline of many older congregations and the surprising emergence of new Pentecostal and Baptist churches that emphasize the healing power of Christ. Significantly, the new congregations largely cut across caste lines, including both high castes and outcastes (Dalits). Carman and Vasantha Rao pay particular attention to the social, political, and religious environment of these Indian village Christians, including their adaptation of indigenous Hindu practices into their Christian faith and observances.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsRural communitiesReligion & BeliefsChristianity Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co Publication Date: 03/12/2014 ISBN-13: 9780802871633  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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John B. Carman, former director of the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University, is professor emeritus of comparative religion at Harvard Divinity School. His previous works include The Theology of Ramanuja: An Essay in Interreligious Understanding. Chilkuri Vasantha Rao is principal of Andhra Christian Theological College, Hyderabad, India.

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