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Christians of Kerala

Susan Visvanathan

Christians of Kerala

history, belief, and ritual among the Yakoba

by Susan Visvanathan

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Published by Oxford University Press in Madras, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kerala (India),
  • India,
  • Kerala.
    • Subjects:
    • Syriac Christians -- India -- Kerala.,
    • Christianity -- India -- Kerala.,
    • Christianity and other religions -- Hinduism.,
    • Hinduism -- Relations -- Christianity.,
    • Kerala (India) -- Religion.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [266]-274) and index.

      StatementSusan Visvanathan.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBX174.5.K47 V57 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 279 p., [10] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages279
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1181493M
      ISBN 100195631897
      LC Control Number94169250
      OCLC/WorldCa30099275

        In Kerala, Christianity is said to have arrived while Jesus Christ's apostles were still alive. The story of the indigenous beginnings of Christianity in India is a tale of two Thomases. One, is St. Thomas, the ‘doubting’ disciple of Jesus Christ, who is believed to have visited India in 54 : Madras Courier.   According to the tradition, Christianity started in Kerala with St. Thomas. Since the fourth century, Syrian Christians began to emigrate here from Persia. Welcomed by the natives, they merged with the way of life in Kerala. They enjoyed their freedom of religion and peaceful life with high social status until the very end of the 16th century.

      Often the first book read by those seeking to understand Orthodox Christianity, this book provides both believer and non-believer an examination of the ancient understanding of sacraments and sacramental living. Schmemann was dean and professor of liturgical theology at St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. The Way of a Pilgrim. This study centres around the relation between history, belief, and ritual among the Syrian Christians in a neighbourhood in the town of Kottayam in Kerala. The author has attempted to make people’s voices and their history the base for the writing of this book.

      Get this from a library! The Christians of Kerala: history, belief, and ritual among the Yakoba. [Susan Visvanathan] -- This text is an attempt to understand the practice of Christianity in a small neighbourhood in Kerala, and argues that people's interpretations of Christianity constitute a powerful mode of cultural.   As per historical facts and studies, it is believed that Christianity emerged in Kerala by 52 A.D, after the arrival of St. Thomas in Muziris (Kodungallu, now). He converted several Brahmins and others to Christianity and founded seven churches (Maliankara, Palayur, Kottakkavu, Kokkamangalam, Quilon, Niranam and Nilakkal) in the Malabar coast.


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Christians of Kerala by Susan Visvanathan Download PDF EPUB FB2

This elegantly written book explores the practice of Christianity among the Yakoba in the small region of Kerala. Susan Viswanathan uses the categories of time, space, architecture, and the body as a means of identifying the ways in which Hindu, Christian, and Syrian strands have been woven together to form a rich cultural tapestry in the region/5(4).

This book is an attempt to understand the practice of Christianity in a small neighbourhood in Kerala. The author explores the relationship between Christianity and Hinduism by using the categories of time, space, architecture, and the body, and examines the ways in which Hindu, Christian and Syrian strands have woven together to form a rich cultural s: 2.

The Latin Christians of Kerala: A Study on Their Origin Hardcover – January 1, by Thomas Thayil (Author)1/5(1). This book explores the practice of Christianity among the Yakoba in the small region of Kerala.

It uses the categories of time, space, architecture, and the body as a means of identifying the ways in which Hindu, Christian, and Syrian strands have been woven together to form a rich cultural tapestry in the region.

Even before the British missionaries came to Kerala, Christian converts were from untouchable castes. When St. Xavier visited Kerala, he was greeted by two Christians. At that time the only church in Kerala was the Syrian church and the two Christians were mukkuvas.

origin of Syrian s: 1. Although this book is mainly about the Syrian Christians of Kerala, it includes most of the latest demographic information on Christians of all denominations in Kerala and on Christians across India.

The book is, thus, a good reference document on the demography of Christians in India. - Buy Christians of Kerala book online at best prices in India on Read Christians of Kerala book reviews & author details and more /5(4). - Buy Kerala Society: Saint Thomas Christians, Bunt, Syrian Malabar Nasrani, Malayali, Ezhava, Nair, History of the Saint Thomas Christians book online at best prices in India on Read Kerala Society: Saint Thomas Christians, Bunt, Syrian Malabar Nasrani, Malayali, Ezhava, Nair, History of the Saint Thomas Christians book reviews & author details and more at Free Author: Source Wikipedia.

Francis is a Syro-Malabar Catholic, the largest group of St. Thomas Christians, a pocket of faithful living in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala who are divided between the Latin and Orthodox. Genetically Kerala Christians are a Mostly a mix of Brahmin and Nairs probably contributing about 70 - 80%, 20 - 30 % from Lower Castes and 0 - 10 % (Assyrians from Turkey plus Jews).

There is lot of variation within the christians itself. I have listed a sample below. Christians in Kerala have seen traditions becoming extinct over the years, be it Holy Week, Christmas, Weddings, Funerals or other ceremonies.

But there are some traditions which are observed with out any change. The Pesaha celebrations observed by Saint Thomas Christians is one among article focus on the Palm Sunday, Pesaha, Good Friday and Easter celebrations amongst the Nasranis.

The first traveller to report the presence of St. Thomas Christians in Kerala, was Cosmas Indicoplenstes who visited India in CE He wrote: “In Taprobans Island there is a church, priests and members of the Christian community.

The same is the case of Male where pepper grows in plenty. History of Christianity in Kerala Christianity in Kerala is as old as Christianity itself, and Kerala is rightly called the cradle of Christianity in India. Many Keralites had become Christians even before St. Peter reached Rome in 68 A.D.

Kerala Christians have a longer history and a more ancient ancestry than the Christians of mostFile Size: KB. The St. Thomas Christians of Kerala blended well, the ecclesiastical world of the Oriental Syriac Church with the socio-cultural environment of their homeland.

Their social and religious lives are not much distinguishable from each other and thus the community and it’s members are some of the most conservative and religious people/5(36). The Christians of Kerala endorse it. Books like Veeradiyan Pattu, Margam Kali Pattu, and Ramban Pattu, that describe the Kerala tradition reiterate the founding of the Churches.

The stanza, starting with “Arul Margathil” in Ramban Pattu, says that St. Thomas. Kerala Christians boast of a history and culture as old as Christianity. The roots of Christianity in India can actually be traced back to the origin of Christianity.

Thomas, one of the Apostles of Christ, is believed to be the founder of the religion in India in CE The Scheduled Caste (SC) population of Kerala State is 3, which is % of overall population.

Scheduled Tribes in Kerala with a population of lakh constitute % of the population of state. Denominations groups among Christians. Catholic church (Syrian and Latin rites) is the largest denomination among Kerala Christians. The Saint Thomas Christians, also called Syrian Christians of India, Nasrani or Malankara Nasrani or Nasrani Mappila, are an ethnoreligious community of Indian Syriac Christians from Kerala, India, who trace their origins to the evangelistic activity of Thomas the Apostle in the 1st century.

By Rajiv Theodore. New Delhi, Long before Christianity reached many parts of Europe, it came to Kerala along the thriving spice trade routes crossing the Arabian Sea.

Today, about 7 million people, a fifth of Kerala’s population, call themselves St. Thomas Christians after Jesus’ apostle, who many believe arrived in India in 52 A.D.

The real showpieces of Kerala Christianity are its heritage churches, which express a fascinating mix of hoary history and contemporary faith. The Christians of Kerala: History, Belief and Ritual among the Yakoba The Christians of Kerala grew out of a theoretical engagement as well as an interest that emanated from the writer’s personal biography.Genre/Form: Church history: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Pothan, S.G., Syrian Christians of Kerala.

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