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Christians in Asia before 1500

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Christians in Asia before 1500

Book Details

Format: Hardcover, 391pp.
ISBN: 0472110403
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Pub. Date: February 1999

Book Description

From the Publisher
The history of Christianity in Asia has, until recently, been little dealt with either by church historians or historians of religion. It is still generally unknown, for instance, that there was a long history of Christianity in Persia, India, Central Asia, and China long before the appearance on the scene of the first missionaries from the west. Troubled by this gap in knowledge, Ian Gillman and Hans-Joachim Klimkeit have put together a volume they hope will increase the awareness of the history of Christianity in Asia from New Testament times to around A.D. 1500. Primarily aimed at general readers, theological students, and those with an interest in missiology and the ways in which Christianity has related itself to various cultures, scholars too will find it valuable as it brings together the results of research otherwise found in a multitude of monographs and periodicals.


Table of Contents
List of Maps and Plates
1 Introduction 1
2 Apostolic Times and Apostolic Traditions 7
3 A Necessary Excursus into Theology 13
4 Christians in Syria and Palestine 21
5 Christians in 'Arabia' 77
6 Christians in Armenia and Georgia 91
7 Christians in Persia (Iran) 109
8 Christians in India 155
9 Christians in Central Asia 205
10 Christians in China 265
11 Christians in South-East Asia 307
12 Conclusion 315
Notes 319
App. A. General Chronological Chart 356
App. B Chronological Table for the 'Church of the East' 358
App. C Christians in Japan 360
Bibliography 363
Index 381

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