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Chapter 3: Televangelism in India's Context: Historical and Cultural Issues
Christianity has a long history in India; in fact, it has a longer history than most nations of the world as Christianity came to India before the first Western missionaries arrived. One of India's early Presidents, Dr Rajendra Prasad observed:
Remember St Thomas came to India when many countries of Europe had not yet become Christian, and so those Indians who trace their Christianity to him have a longer history and a higher ancestry than that of Christianity of many of the European Countries. (Prasad, quoted in Moffett, 1992: 24)
This chapter contains a historical background to Indian televangelism by presenting an overview of issues in the history of missions and the ...