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By John B. Carman,Chilkuri Vasantha Rao
This booklet revisits South Indian Christian groups that have been studied in 1959 and written approximately in Village Christians and Hindu Culture (1968). In 1959 the way forward for those village congregations was once doubtful. might they develop via conversions or slowly dissolve into the bigger Hindu society round them?
John Carman and Chilkuri Vasantha Rao’s rigorously amassed study fifty years later finds either the decline of many older congregations and the staggering emergence of recent Pentecostal and Baptist church buildings that emphasize the therapeutic strength of Christ. considerably, the hot congregations mostly minimize throughout caste traces, together with either excessive castes and outcastes (Dalits).
Carman and Vasantha Rao pay specific cognizance to the social, political, and spiritual surroundings of those Indian village Christians, together with their version of indigenous Hindu practices into their Christian religion and observances.
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