Dear George: Grant was writing about a particular tribe …
Comment posted Population Statistics and Demography of Saint Thomas Christians, Churches with historical references by John Mathew.
Grant was writing about a particular tribe of Nestorians who lived in the mountains of Urmiah. They are not representative of all members of the COE. They were just *one* example. Please don’t extend their anti-semiticism (or Grant’s “reporting” of the same) to *all* members of the COE.
For all we know, the COE in India probably retained the tolerance characteristic of Indian (and not Semitic) culture. How else could they have survived the centuries?
You know … there’s probably a reason why the COE in India thrived, and continues to thrive (despite the changing allegiance of its people), while the COE in Mesopotamia is a tiny fraction of what it used to be … one was Semitic (retaining the typical closed-mindedness and tribalism of Semitic peoples) while the other was culturally Indian.
Related NSC Network Articles
- Sixteenth Century Churches – Churches belonging to Catholics and Syriac Orthodox ( 1818 AD-Statistics)
- Ancient Churches with traditional dates of foundation & Stone Crosses of Kerala- Saint Thomas Cross, Nazraney Sthambams and other Persian Crosses
- ‘The Syrian Christians of Kerala, Demographic and Socio-Economic Transition In The Twentieth Century’ by K. C. Zachariah
- Surviving MSS- Old Testament Manuscripts, Psalms and New Testament Manuscripts of Christians of Saint Thomas
- SRITE- Project for Preserving the Manuscripts of the Syrian Christians in India
- ‘The St. Thomas Christian Encyclopaedia of India’- Volume II , Chief Editor Prof.George Menachery
- Palm Sunday ( Kuruthola Perunnal), Maundy Thursday( Pesaha), Good Friday (Dukha Velli) and Easter among Saint Thomas Christians of India
Get NEW Articles by e-mail / Enter your e-mail
Nasrani Syrian Christians NETWORK Snapshot
- Nazrani History and Discourse on Early Nationalism in Varthamanapusthakam
- PESAHA CELEBRATION OF NASRANIS: A SOCIO-CULTURAL ANALYSIS
- Saint Thomas Christians in the Shaping of Modern Kerala
- Ikkako Kathanar -the forgotten martyr
- MS Vatican Syriac 22 & MS Vatican Syriac 17: Syriac Manuscripts copied in South India
- Patriarchate Of India- An Appraisal Of The Evolution Of The Episcopal Hierarchy Among Thomas Christians Of Malabar