‘The St. Thomas Christian Encyclopaedia of India’- Volume II , Chief Editor Prof.George MenacheryAuthored by NSC- Admin on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 21:01 156 Comments
Notes about the Editor
Prof. George Menachery is a freelance Indian Journalist and Editor of the St. Thomas Christian Encyclopedia of India and the Indian Church History Classics. After teaching university classes for thirty years, he gave up the job as Head of the Department of Post-Graduate Teaching in order to concentrate on research and publication. SARAS (South Asia Research Assistance Services) provides information and research assistance for topics dealing with India in particular and South Asia in general. He has to his credit a large number of publications, research papers, articles, radio talks and TV programmes. His research activities and lectures have taken him to more than 20 countries in 4 continents.
About St. Thomas Christian Encyclopedia of India Volume II
The St.Thomas Christian Encyclopedia of India Volume II is a reference work on Saint Thomas history. In addition to a wealth of statistical information and directory material, specialist essays have been contributed by hundreds of Archaeologists, Anthropologists, Artists, Historians, Educators, Biographers, Lexicographers and Researchers.
There are also separate articles on each Church, Denomination, Mission, history, culture, scripture, liturgy, art, architecture, archaeology, dialogue, Indianization, evangelization, ecumenism, anthropology, sculpture etc
Major Articles in Volume II
• Faith and Character of St. Thomas – Mathew Vellanickal
• Mission and Life of St. Thomas in India – Dr. Varkey Vithayathil
• Excavations at S. Tome-Mylapore – E. R. Hambye
• Roads to India – Maggy G. Menachery
• Did St. Thomas Really Come to India – H. Comes
• The Acts of Thomas – Anthony Porathur
• Faith and Communion of the St. Thomas Christians – Xavier Koodapuzha
• History of the Kerala Church in the Pre-portuguese period – Xavier Koodapuzha
• The Church in Kerala at the Coming of the Portuguese – Paul Varghese (Paulose Mar Gregorios)
• Christians in Malabar in Dutch Times – T. I. Punnen
• The Dutch Period – T. I. Punnen
• History of St. Thomas Christianity in India to the Present Day – A. M. Mundadan
• The Latin Rite in Kerala – L. M. Pylee
• The Origin of the Latin Christians of Kerala – Thomas Thayil
• The Mission and Life of St. Francis Xavier in South India – J. M. Villarvarayan
• The Re-Union Movement – Thomas Inchakalody
• A “Jewish Christian” Community – Jacob Vellian
• The Knanaya Community of Kerala – E. P. Mathew
• The Syrian Orthodox Church – Paul Varghese (Paulose Mar Gregorios)
• Introduction of the Antiochene Rite into the Malankara church – Cyril Malancheruvil
• Malankara Syrian Knanaya Christian Community – Jacob Stephen
• The Mar Thoma church – T. V. Philip
• The Malabar Independent Syrian Church of Anjoor – Philexinose III
• Church of the East – Mar Aprem
• Inter Church Movements in Kerala – K. K. Chandy
• Role of the Eastern churches in Ecumenical relations – E. R. Hambye
• The Society of St. Thomas (Christhavashramam) Manganam – P. T. Thomas
• An Ecumenical Attempt of the Eighties – Abraham Nidhiry
• Church Unity in Kerala : Some Historical Cultural Consideration – T. V. Philip
• Mission of the Eastern Church in India – E. R.Hambye
• Feasts of the Thomas Christians – Joseph Neelankavil
• The Sacraments of the Malabar Church before 1400 A. D. – J. Hilarion
• Syro Malabar Liturgy Down the Centuries – Jacob Vellian
• Patriarchal Dignity for the Malabar Church – Paul Chittilappilly
• Role of the Syro Malabar Church in the Field of Evangelisation – Abraham Ettackakunnel
• Culture and Traditions of the Thomas Christians – Joseph kolengadan
• Character and Life Style of Thomas Christians – Alexander Cherukarakkunnel
• Community Traits of Thomas Christians – Sadhu Ittiavira
• The Syrian Christian Women – Mrs. K. M. Mathew
• The Thomas Christian Copper Plates – Z. M. Paret
• Thomas Christian Architecture – E. J. James Menachery
• Kerala Church Architecture – Andrews Athapilly
• Malayalam Literature and Kerala Christians – T. M. Chummar
• Thomas Christians and Journalism – John Pellissery
• Malayalam Language and Foreign Missionaries – Thomas Mathew Kottarathumkuzhi
• Songs, Arts, Festivals of the Thomas Christians – Chummar Choondal
• Kerala Christians in the Field of Social Service – P. T. Thomas
• Pontifical Institute of Philosophy and Theology Alwaye – Dominic OCD
• Indianisation Among the St. Thomas Christians of Kerala – Alexander Cherukarakkunnel
• Christian Influences on Hinduism before the European Period – P. Thomas
• The Seven Churches of St. Thomas – V. C. George
• Religions in Kerala – Varghese Kodickal
• History of the Jews of Kerala – S. S. Koder
• The People of Kerala – E. J. Thomas Menachery
• Adaptation and the Future of Indian Christianity – Joseph Parecattil
How to Get a Copy
The St. Thomas Christian Encyclopedia of India Volume II is priced at Rs. 1950 in India and US $95 abroad. This is published by South Asia Research Assistance Services ( SARAS). More details can be obtained from IndianChristianity.com. There is also an order form at the site.
1. Front Cover of St. Thomas Christian Encyclopedia of India Volume II
2. Inner Cover page of St. Thomas Christian Encyclopedia of India Volume II
3. Kottupura of Palai Cathedral- Where musical instruments are kept from St. Thomas Christian Encyclopedia of India Volume II
4. Painting of death of the Aposlte at the Parur Church from St. Thomas Christian Encyclopedia of India Volume II
5. First Issue of the Nazrani Deepika from St. Thomas Christian Encyclopedia of India Volume II
6. Silver Casket at Niranam Church from St. Thomas Christian Encyclopedia of India Volume II
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