a history of christianity in india

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  • Who introduced Christianity in India?

  • Christianity was perhaps introduced into India by Thomas the Apostle, who visited Muziris in Kerala in 52 CE to proselytize amongst Kerala’s Jewish settlements; however this is widely disputed due to lack of credible historical evidence. It has to be noted that historical evidence is always a problem of Indian history.

  • What is the influence of Christianity on India?

  • Christianity has influenced the lives of Indian people in different dimensions: The Christian Catholic Church promoted education in different part of the country. If Kerala is near 100% literate today it is thanks to the effort started by Christian missionaries for centuries.

  • Did Christianity come from India?

  • You may find it surprising that much of Christianity originated from India . Indeed, over the centuries, numerous historians and sages have pointed out that not only has Hinduism had a predominant influence on Christianity, but that many of the Christian rites could be directly borrowed from Hindu (Vedic) India.

  • What are Indian Christians called?

  • Alternative Titles: Malabar Christians, Saint Thomas Christians. Thomas Christians, also called St. Thomas Christians or Malabar Christians, indigenous Indian Christian groups who have traditionally lived in Kerala, a state on the Malabar Coast, in southwestern India.