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The Indian Christians of St. Thomas


Bemrose & Sons 1908

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The story of Indian Christianity reaches back to the apostolic period, but much of its story remains shrouded in mystery and legend. In The Indian Christians of St. Thomas, William Joseph Richards, scholar and life-long missionary, presents for the first time the history of this small part of the Indian church. Though these Christians did not experience rapid growth or dramatic events at any point in their history, theirs was a constant and faithful light in a dark land.

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Key Features

  • Provides a first-hand account of the Indian Church
  • Utilizes critical historical analysis to evaluate traditional claims
  • Examines a little-known area of church history


  • The Christians and their Externals
  • St. Thomas–The Nestorians–Rome–Revolt
  • More Changes–Alliance with English–Rupture
  • The Remnant–A Wyclif–The Reformation
  • A Reforming Metropolitan–An Excommunicating Patriarch
  • The Reformers Win Truth and Lose Lawsuits
  • The Jacobites–The Reformers at Liberty–Some Romans
  • Chiefly About Bishops
  • A Discussion—South India and St. Thomas
  • The Indian Story of St. Thomas
  • Early Writers and King Alfred
  • Indian Story Continued
  • An Objection Discussed
  • Specimens
  • Manuscripts, Syriac and Malayalam, and the Printed Translations of the Scriptures
  • The Present and the Future
  • Appendix: Bishop Wilson's Charge, 1843
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography

Product Details

  • Title: The Indian Christians of St. Thomas
  • Author: William Joseph Richards
  • Publisher: Bemrose and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 138

About William Joseph Richards

William Joseph Richards was a distinguished missionary, historian, and Bible translator. A member of the Church Missionary Society, he ministered to Hindus in the Indian provinces of Travancore and Kochi (Cochin) for 35 years. During this time he held several leadership positions and revised the Malayalam Bible and Prayer Book.

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