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THOMAS CHRISTIANS AND THE THOMAS TRADITION

Robert Eric Frykenberg

in Christianity in India

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780198263777
Published online September 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191714191 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263777.003.0004

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

THOMAS CHRISTIANS AND THE THOMAS TRADITION

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This chapter focuses on India's Thomas Christians and Thomas tradition. It argues that canonical belief in the significance of the arrival and survival of Thomas Christians from ancient times onwards is extremely important for understanding the entire history of Christianity in India. While much data has been uncovered and while there may yet be more that is continuously being sifted, the historicity of apostolic origins rests upon conjectural or uncertain evidence.

Keywords: Christianity; Thomas; refuges; Dar-al-Islam

Chapter.  12038 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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