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Catholic Shrines in Chennai, India : The Politics of Renewal and Apostolic Legacy (Hardcover) (Thomas

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Though proportionally small, India's Christians are a populous and significant minority. Focussing on various Roman Catholic churches and shrines located in Chennai, a large city in South India where activities concerning saintal revival and shrinal development have taken place in the recent past, this book investigates the phenomenon of Catholic renewal in India. The author tracks the changing local significance of St. Thomas the Apostle, who according to local legend, was martyred and buried in Chennai and details the efforts of the Church hierarchy in Chennai to bring about a revival of devotion to St. Thomas. Insodoing, the book considers Indian Catholic identity, Indian Christian indigeneity and Hindu nationalism, as well as the marketing of St. Thomas and Catholicism within South India.
Number of Pages: 246.0
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Thomas Charles Nagy
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2016
TCIN: 52153664
UPC: 9781472485168
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-2264

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