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History of Christianity in India : A Reader
Authorship Description
Woba James.
Bibliographical Details xvi, 184 p. 25 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351483940
ISBN-13 9789351483946, 978-9351483946
Year of Publication 2019.
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This book covers the History of Christianity in India from its beginnings till the 21st century. The method upon which this work rests is a historical analysis. This work is heavily dependent upon those authoritative historical sources and reputed scholars who have contributed so much to the preservation and flourishing of History of Christianity in India.

In all, the research work has twelve chapters covering areas like Origin of Christianity in India, Indian Christianity and Its Relation with Christian of the East, Roman Catholic Christianity in India, First Protestant Christianity in India, Protestant Christianity in Different Region in India, Colonialism and Protestant Christianity in India, Christianity and Nation Building in India, Indigenous Missionary Movements and the Rise of Indian Church, Indian Christian and Ecumenical Movement, History of Christianity in North East India, Rise and Expansion of Pentecostalism in India, Post Independent India and Christian Movements. This scholarly work is meant to cater the long-felt need of the readers, especially students undergoing theological education.


Author's Preface

1. The Origin of Christianity in India
2. Indian Christianity and Its Relation with Christians of the East
3. The Roman Catholic Christianity in India
4. The First Protestant Christianity in India
5. Protestant Christianity in Different Regions in India
6. Colonialism and Protestant Christianity in India
7. Christianity and Nation Building in India
8. Indigenous Missionary Movements and the Rise of Indian Church
9. Indian Christianity and Ecumenical Movement
10. History of Christianity in North East India
11. Issues of Pentecostalism in India
12. Post Independent Indian and Christian Movements


Rev. Dr  Woba James is an ordained minister of Council of Baptist Churches in North East India. Presently, he is teaching in the Department of History of Christianity at Eastern Theological College, Jorhat, Assam, and also the Head of the Department in the College. He is the President of CHAI North East Region and the convener of Peace Riders in North East India. He completed his B.Th, B.D, M.Th and D.Th degrees from Serampore College/University. Before joining in the teaching field he has worked as missionary cum pastor in North India (Delhi, U.P, and Punjab) for some years under the Pocket Testament League of India, besides, he also served as the Traveling Mission Secretary for Evangelical Medical Fellowship of India in the Calcutta and Orissa region.

He has been involved in the teaching field for many years now. He is married to Dr. Lovely Awomi and they have two children, a son and a daughter (Avi & Ane). He has authored Revisiting Ecumenical Theological Education in India with a Special Reference to the Senate of Serampore College; Major Issues in the History of Christianity in India: A Postcolonial Reading; and has also co-edited few books such as Peacemaking in North East India: Social and Theological Exploration (Woba James & Yangkahao Vashum); Towards Advancement: Voices from Diverse Theological Disciplines (Woba James & Dr. Lovely Awomi James); Nurturing Children in the Tribal Society of North East India: A Search for Values (Woba James, Razouselie Lasetso and I. Toshi Jamir); Re-Imaging Reformation Essay in Honour of P.G. George (Woba James, Y.T. Vinayaraj and Dexter Maben); The Council of Baptist Churches in North East India (CBCNEI) Since 1950 (Woba James and Narola Imchen). In addition, he has published several articles in various theological journals and he travels for seminars as resource person and speaker for several programs of different churches.

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