A History of Christianity in India
In 1930, as a young missionary in South India, I became aware that no coherent and comprehensive account of Christianity in India was available. Protestant writers had dealt cursorily, if at all, with Roman Catholic missions; Roman Catholic writers hardly mentioned Protestant endeavour. Both agreed in regarding the ancient church of the Thomas Christians as a subject for special and separate treatment. Professor K.S. Latourette's great History of the Expansion of Christianity still lay in the future. As that work appeared, with ample bibliographical material in each volume, it inaugurated a new epoch in missionary studies. Yet even Latourette did not feel it in accordance with his purpose to devote space to detailed study of the Thomas Christians.