The book is an attempt to fulfill the long felt need of readers, particularly students undergoing theological training under Senate of Serampore College (University) which pioneers theological education in India and the South East Asia in line with the new curriculum of the Senate. It is a product of the author's 15 years experience of teaching the subject of History of Christianity from the first to the eighteenth century to the Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Divinity students.
The book covers the history of Christianity from the beginnings to the 18th century in seven chapters. The first chapter begins with historiographical questions followed by how Christianity originates in its Judeo-Greco-Roman settings. Issues of monasticism and the relationship with Islam are discussed in the third and fourth chapter. The fifth chapter examines the important developments during the Middle Ages, followed by the sixteenth Century Reform movement in the western church. The seventh and last chapter examines the nature and growth of pietism, evangelicalism and the missionary movement.
2. Early Christianity
4. Islam and Christianity
5. The Middle Ages
7. Colonialism and Missionary Movement
Rev. Dr. M. Thongkhosei Haokip has taught History of Christianity at the Academy of Integrated Christian Studies (AICS), Aizawl, Mizoram for about fifteen years. Thongkhosei is an ordained minister of the Kuki Baptist Convention. He is married to Lamkhochin and they are blessed with four daughters. Dr. Haokip has authored two books in the past, viz. A History of Ecumenical Movement in North East India: With Special Reference to the Northm East India Christian Council (ISPCK: 2015); and Ecumenism Among the Kukis of North East India: With Special Reference to Kuki Christian Leaders Fellowship (KCLF) and Kuki Worship Service (KWS) (GS Media: 2016). In addition, he has published a number of articles in theological journals both in India and abroad.