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Christianity in India

First Online: February 09, 2003
Last Updated: January 10, 2018

Christianity arrived in India much before it reached Europe, and it is said that the first surviving church in the world is in India. Some scholars argue that Jesus spent his twenties in India, and it is generally believed that "the wise men from the East" were sages from India. So the intermingling of Christianity and Indian religions has taken place ever since the birth of Christianity. Here's a potpourri of topics on Christianity in India.

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Gandhi and Christianity
Influence of Christianity on Gandhi's non-violent movement. Included Gandhi's views on Christianity.
Roman Catholic Brahmin!
Biography of an Italian missionary who Indianized Christ's teachings.
St. Francis Xavier
The body of St. Francis Xavier kept in the Bom Jesus church of Goa is a popular place of visit due to the legendary miracles and the beauty of the accompanying artifacts.
The Christians of Karavali
Kannada language article on the Konkani speaking Christians of Indian West Coast

Christians of India -- People, Churches, Art


Christians of India
Christianity in India

Christian Art & Artifacts

The Bom Jesus Church, Old GoaDeath of Francis XavierHoly Mary and JesusSt. Philominas Cathedral
Christian Art, Uttara KannadaArmenian ChurchAngels and BlessingsBom Jesus Church,  Old Goa
A Church in a Costal Kerala

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