Connecting Faith and Life

Bruce Olson: Bruchko

This is an amazing account of Bruce E. Olson, an American missionary, who pioneered among the Motilones of Columbia, one of the most primitive Indian tribes of South America during the second half of the twentieth century. This is an…

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…

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…