OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

A Social History of Christianity: North-west India Since 1800 (OIP)

ISBN : 9780199478378

Price(incl.tax): 
¥2,915
Author: 
John C.B Webster
Pages
428 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
140 x 216 mm
Pub date
Mar 2019
Send mail
Print

This study in regional social history deals with what the British census referred to as 'The Punjab and its Dependencies'. Since that time the region has been subdivided several times, most importantly in 1947 when the partition line separating India and Pakistan went right through the middle of the region. Today it encompasses the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, the Union Territories of Delhi and Chandigarh, as well as the Pakistani states of Punjab and the North-West Frontier Province. While ecclesiastical and civil boundaries rarely coincided, ties among Christians within this area have been strong enough to make the north-west a workable and meaningful unit for studying the history of Christianity. This history will cover the entire north-west up to 1947.

Index: 

List of Tables and Maps
Preface
List of Abbreviations
1. Introduction
The Study of Christianity in North-west India
The Present Study
The Nature and Use of the Missionary Archive
2. The Beginnings: 1800
North-west India 21
The Coming of Christianity
Conclusions
3. The High Imperial Era: 1858
The Imperial Ethos
Education
The Religious Challenge
The Christian Community
Conclusions
4. The North-west in Ferment: 1881
The Changing Context
The Urban Elites
Urban Women
The Rural Dalits
The Christian Community
Conclusions
5. Towards Independence and Partition: 1919
The Christian Community
Christians and Political Movements
Nationalism and Missionary Raj
Conclusions
6. Christianity in North-west India Since Independence
Partition and Its Aftermath
The Reorganization and Proliferation of Churches
The Institutional Complex
The Christian Community
Conclusions
7. The North-west in the History of Christianity
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

About the author: 

John C.B. Webster serves as a Trustee of Union Theological Seminary in New York. He retired as a Diaconal Worker of the Worldwide Ministries Division of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and his last assignment with them (1994-2001) was as a scholar and writer.

The price listed on this page is the recommended retail price for Japan. When a discount is applied, the discounted price is indicated as “Discount price”. Prices are subject to change without notice.