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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…

The Counter Reformation

1. INTRODUCTION The Reformation that occurred within the Roman Catholic church in the 16th century is usually denoted in historical writings by two terms – 'Counter Reformation' and 'Catholic Reformation.' The first term, generally used by…

The First Christians of India

The Syrian Christians of Kerala are believed to be the most ancient Christians of India. A historical study of their origin is intriguing and sensational. The following survey shows the key events which shaped the first Christian community…