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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Christianity in India

Last year, in Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies, the Paulist ecumenist Fr. Ron Roberson--author of the magisterial The Eastern Christian Churches: A Brief Survey (the sixth edition of which is available here: http://www.cnewa.us/default.aspx?ID=3&pagetypeID=9&sitecode=US&pageno=1)  while reviewing the Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity, noted that for all the comprehensiveness of that volume, the one lacuna in it was India. He was right. But now, Oxford University Press has begun to fill that lacuna with a new paperback version, published in 2010, of a book originally published in 2008:

Robert Eric Frykenberg, Christianity in India: From Beginnings to the Present (OUP, 2010) 600pp.

OUP's website, one of the best out there, is loaded with very helpful details about this book, which is part of OUP's longstanding and excellent series Oxford History of the Christian Church, under the general editorship of the formidable Chadwick brothers, Owen and Henry. This volume will be reviewed next year in Logos by an Eastern Christian scholar of Indian background.

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