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The Oxford encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

The Oxford encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

The Oxford encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity / chief editor, Roger E. Hedlund ; associate editors, Jesudas M. Athyal and Joshua Kalapati ; editorial assistant, Jessica Richard. — New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2012.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Ambitious, authoritative, and comprehensive, this Encyclopaedia covers for the first time the 2000-year old story of Christianity in India and its ne ighbouring countries.

Looking at Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and Maldives, alongside India, as well as Myanmar, Afghanistan, and the global South Asian diaspora, the Encyclopaedia celebrates the trans-cultural, migratory, and unique nature of South Asian Christianity. The rich heritage of the religion and its evolution over the last two millennia are clearly mapped: from people, institutions, concepts, churches, and denominations to events, historical developments, and contemporary themes. The diversity of India is reflected in the entries on regions, each of the states, and several important cities. The entry on each country opens a window to the history, particularly the Christian component, of that country from the beginning up to the present.

Alphabetically arranged, the cross-references and short bibliographies following most entries offer suggestions for further research. With a detailed Bibliography and Index, this first-of-its-kind encyclopaedia will be a basic reference for students and researchers of religion, history, and cultural studies, Christian laity, church leaders, and missionaries. Given its unique range and accessibility, the Encyclopaedia will appeal equally to anybody interested in the story of South Asian Christianity down the ages.

ROGER E. HEDLUND (chief Editor) is Visiting Professor of South Asian Studies at Fuller Graduate University in Pasadena, California, USA. He is Director Emeritus of the Mylapore Institute for Indigenous Studies (MIIS) in Chennai, India, where he is also managing editor of Dharma Deepika: A South Asian Journal of Missiological Research. Former Teacher of Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, he also taught at Serampore College, Hooghly.

This articls is written by technical writer DK agencies. DK is one among the major booksellers and subscription agents handling books originating from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Books are available in English and all other vernaculars (local languages).

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