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About 150 years ago, many missionaries came from England and Germany to North-East India to spread the Gospel. At the time, north-east India was not divided into many states as it is today. The region was known as Assam and comprised…

John Calvin: Theologian Par Excellence

In Christian history, a study of the reformation period is always fascinating and intriguing. One of the towering personalities of the Reformation is John Calvin. If Martin Luther was the one who initiated the movement, it was Calvin who…

Reformation in England: A Historical Study

The 16th century religious landscape of Europe was marked by reformation movements. England was no exception. Although reform undercurrents in England could be identified right from the days of John Wycliff (1329-84), a great majority of…

George Whitefield

The dawn of the 18th century saw the arrival of many preachers. Undisputedly, the best among them was George Whitefield. Nicknamed as the 'Grand Itinerant', he was the most popular figure of his time. This sketch intends to portray briefly…

Hambye and Perumalil: Christianity in India

This is a well written historical work edited by H. C. Perumalil and E. R. Hambye. The various chapters in the book are written by eminent Christian historians. This book was published on the occasion of nineteenth hundredth celebration of…

Henry Chadwick: The Early Church

Henry Chadwick, The Early Church (Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1978). Pp 1-289. Henry Chadwick's story of the emergent Christianity is an early contribution to the Oxford History of the Church. This is the first book of the expansive Oxford…

Early Church Controversies: Arianism

1. Introduction Arianism is one of the major heresies that rocked the Church during the fourth, fifth and sixth centuries. Named after it founder Arius, Arianism challenged the true divinity of Jesus Christ and attempted to demolish the…