Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Three hundred year old Lutheran Mission in India

Here is a link to an article about the 300 year old church in Tiruchi, India. It was established by Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg who also started a school for girls and empowered women in leadereship (according to the article.)

He also brought out a dictionary of the Tamil language and established the first printing press in Asia, with the Bible being the first book printed in India.

Isn't it easy to be American-centered in our "Christian culture?" We often forget how far back Christianity has been established in other parts of the world. For example, Christianity has been in Korea for over 250 years, with over 50% of the population being Christian.

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