Churches of indigenous origins in Northeast India
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Published by Published for MIIS, Mylapore by ISPCK in Delhi .
Written in English



  • India, Northeastern.


  • Christianity -- India, Northeastern.

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About the Edition

Papers presented at a seminar held in Shillong, India during 26-28 Aug. 1998.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by O.L. Snaitang.
ContributionsSnaitang, O. L., 1952-, Mylapore Institute for Indigenous Studies., I.S.P.C.K. (Organization)
LC ClassificationsBR1156.N67 C58 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 201 p. ;
Number of Pages201
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6873630M
ISBN 108172145772
LC Control Number00410028

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Locally, it has ties with the Council of Baptist Churches in North-East India (CBCNEI) and the Church of North India. Founders. Rev. & Mrs. Thomas Jones from the Welsh Presbyterian Church arrived in the Khasi Hills on 22 June By there were o Christians in this : , India. The Church of North India (CNI), the dominant united Protestant Church in northern India, was established on 29 November by bringing together the Protestant churches working in northern India; it is thus a province of the worldwide Anglican Communion and member of the World Methodist Council, as well as the World Communion of Reformed Churches. The merger, which had been in Origin: 29 November , Nagpur. Looking at rich archival material, the work documents the extensive apostolic heritage and the growth of the indigenous church in the post-colonial era, including that of the recent upsurge of the Christianity in some regions (for example, in North-East India and in Nepal), and a proliferation of churches of indigenous origin.   The Roman Catholic Church has been in the region forty to fifty years longer than the Protestant Churches. The tribals have been described as the most exploited people in India. There history in India is a history of suffering. They remain at the lowest rung of the Indian social structure.

  Northeast India has over ethnic groups and the equal number of dialects in which the Bodo form the largest indigenous ethnic group. They are recognised as a plains tribe in the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution. Northeast India (officially North Eastern Region, NER) is the easternmost region of India representing both a geographic and political administrative division of the country. It comprises eight states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and region shares an international border of 5, kilometres (3, mi) (about 99 percent of its total. An Indigenous Church is a church that is native to its surroundings; It is "of the soil." While the word "church" denotes a divine nature with regards to its character and unity, the word "indigenous" denotes a human cultural component, reflecting the "cultural milieu in which [the church. As the Anglican Church was the established church of England, "it had an impact on India with the arrival of the British". Citing the Great Commission, Joseph White, a Laudian Professor of Arabic at the University of Oxford, "preached before the university in on the duty of promoting the universal and progressive message of Christianity 'among our Mahometan and Gentoo Subjects in India'.".

Brief History of the Presbyterian Church of India. The Presbyterian Church of India (PCI) had its beginning in the year , with the coming of Rev. Thomas Jones I and his wife who arrived at Sohra on 22 nd June, as the first missionary of the Presbyterian Church of Wales (then Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Missionary Society). From Sohra (Cherrapunjee) the ministry of evangelization.   North East India has over different dialects. The seven sisters perhaps far surpass any other state in that kind of diversity. The North East was a colonial construct, but like every other colonial episteme that at times pervades the sense of being an Indian, the episteme of the distinctive and different north east is sadly, fairly popular. About the Book. Beads of Arunachal Pradesh: Emerging Cultural Context describes the cultural importance of different beads among the people of North-East India in general and Arun. The novelty of the book lies in expert coverage of the bioresources of this mega-diverse region including plants, microbes, insects etc. with provisions for their sustainable scientific utilization. This book portrays North East India as a melting pot of bioresources which are little explored and also those resources which are still to be explored.