Semester 1 unit | History, Nature, and Development of Indian Christianity

This unit provides an account of the history of Christianity in India from its inception until the current period. From the earliest period, the movement has been associated with St. Thomas, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ. Further, it explores the historical blending of Syriac Christianity (first and second Syrian migration), Nestorian Christianity (Nestorianism), Portuguese Christianity (Catholicism), and Dutch and English missionaries (Protestantism) with Indian Christianity. It especially examines the nature and development of Syriac/Orthodox/Jacobite Christians and the modern Western mission in India. While investigating these historical movements, the unit contemplates the implications, challenges, and evolution that shaped Indian Christianity in its current form.

Unit details

College St Athanasius College
Lecturer Fr Dr Jacob Joseph
Level Undergraduate Level 2

Undergraduate Level 3

Postgraduate Level 9

Study modes and times Online

Thursdays 6:30pm-9:30pm

Unit codes CH2310A – Undergraduate

CH3310A – Undergraduate

CH9310A – Postgraduate Elective

Contact Shadi Nessim for more information or to enrol at registrar@sac.edu.au

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