The History of Christianity in India: From the Commencement of the Christian Era, Volume 1

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R.B. Seeley and W. Burnside, 1839 - Christianity
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Contents

Commences his first expedition to India
11
Is compelled to return
12
Opens a communication by sea with India and his dominions
13
Extent of Alexanders projects
14
Division of his empire between four of his officers
15
Seleucus king of Syria pursues Alexanders scheme of conquest
16
Christians welcome him
21
A manifest arrangement of Divine Providence worthy of our grate
22
Romans enter into negotiation with the emperor of China to which
30
Probable origin of the tradition about him
40
Probable account of the early origin of the Indian church through
47
Constantine the Great established Christianity as the religion of
53
Persians enter with activity into the Indian trade both by land
60
CHAPTER III
69
His violent proceedings to extirpate heresy
75
The progress of his sect and degeneracy of his tenets
82
CHAPTER IV
89
Origin of Malabar rise of Ceram Peroumal a powerful rajah
97
Their Charters on copperplates lost by the Portuguese
104
The primary objects of civil and ecclesiastic history here attained 109 13 Church of India episcopal Dissertation on Episcopacy
110
Letter of Jesuyab on the decline of the Indian and Persian Churches
116
ambition of Europe
122
Mahomedans take Constantinople and expel the Genoese
124
CHAPTER II
127
that of Britain proved
128
Mission of Augustine the monk to Britain
129
Justinian acknowledges the Popes supremacy in 533
133
its assumption favoured by circumstances
134
Former Bishops of Rome confined their attention to ecclesiastical affairs
136
Influence of the priesthood increases in the middle ages
137
Roman empire divided into ten kingdoms
138
This favours the Popes pretensions 189
140
Other iniquitous means used to support the papal pretensions
144
dawn of Reformation Inquisition established to extinguish it
146
two popes at same time
148
John Wicliff the English reformer
149
Roman church seeks to extend her dominion in the eastern and western worlds newly discovered
150
Reflections relating to the Syrian church in India
151
brings home two Indian Christians
152
place themselves under his protection
153
Native princes of Malabar
155
Rapid progress of the Portuguese notwithstanding the opposition of Mahomedan traders
156
MISSION OF FRANCIS XAVIER 1 Partial success of the Portuguese missionaries in India
158
History of Ignatius Loyola
159
Rise of the order of Jesuits
160
Xaviers birth parentage and education
165
Enters upon the work and discipline of his new calling
167
Is called to labour at Rome
168
Appointed to the Indian mission
169
His departure for India
171
Arrival at Goa and exertions there
173
Foundation of the college of St Paul at Goa and of a seminary for orphans
174
His first visit to the southern coast
175
Specimen of his mode of instruction
177
Returns to Goa with some youths for education his second visit to the south
180
Invasion of the BadagesXavier succours the Paravars
181
His preaching and success in Travancore
182
Frightens an army of Badages out of the country
183
General impression in favour of Christianity
184
His third visit to the south
186
His converts at Manaar cruelly persecuted
188
His singular expedient to convert a libertine
189
His voyage to the eastern isles and successes there
191
His hazardous mission to the isles of Del Moro
192
Narrow escape at Java
195
More missionaries arrive
196
History of the first convert of Japan
197
First attempt against the Syrians of Malabar made by the Fran ciscans with its failure
246
Second attempt by the Jesuits also fails
248
Mar Joseph the Syrian Bishop circumvented and sent to Europe
250
Returns to India under the auspices of the queen prince and princess of Portugal
253
Mar Joseph arrives at Goa his dissimulation detected
254
Is permitted to return to Malabar which creates a schism in the diocese
255
Abraham is appre hended and shipped for Europe but escapes to Mosul
256
Is reordained and sent back to India as Bishop of Angamale
259
Hidalcaons protest against their conduct
266
Portuguese legends invented in vain for their support
272
Attends a council at Goa at the summons of the pope and under
278
The secular character of the prelacy increases the violence of party
284
Romanistsaccusations against him
291
In the fifteenth century the Florentines are admitted to a share
298
Menezes demands the Archdeacons implicit submission
304
Archdeacon makes a private confession of faith to a Franciscan
311
PAGE COMPARATIVE VIEW OP THE SYRIANS AND PORTUGUESE IN INDIA
317
CHAPTER II
333
gains the Rajah
339
Menezes violence against the Patriarch of Babylon enrages
345
His violence at Paru ineffectual
352
Interview with an aged Cattanar at Mangate
358
CHAPTER III
364
from interfering with each other
372
At Canhur they separate
373
Archbishop proceeds to the South
374
At Porca he receives a friendly visit from the Rajah
375
Violates his agreement with the Archdeacon
377
Treacherously designs the destruction of a fort at Coulan
378
Visit to Molandurte where he again violates his agreement with the Archdeacon
381
CHAPTER IV
383
He resolves to hold an ordination at Diamperattempts ineffectu ally made to prevent it
384
Thirtyeight candidates ordained
391
Hostile disposition of the Naires towards him at Mangalan
392
Arrival at Carturteperforms divine service
393
Tries the effect of pomp and music which at first give general dissatisfaction as also his interference with their offerings and services
394
Introduces auricular confession
395
Opposed by a Cattanar at the head of a band of men
396
The Rannee orders him to depart
397
He dissembles with her and bribes her officers to protect and assist him
399
Celebrates PassionWeek with great pomp and the various popish ceremonies
402
Adoration of the cross
403
Several cattanars conclude to join him
404
Attempts to depose the Archdeacona conference first proposed
408
Holds a second ordinationreceives a visit from Francisco Roz
409
Intended interruption defeated F Roz preaches
411
Syriansfeast of Charitydissertation on the practice
413
Menezes visits and relieves the sick
419
Favourable reception at Nagpili
420
CHAPTER V
423
The inhabitants reconciled to the Church of Rome
425
Archdeacon still holds out
426
Menezes affected forbearance Specimen of his knowledge of Scripture
427
His second visit to Diamperhis violence of temper
429
Private interview with the prime minister of Cochin
433
Contrasts his own charity with the parsimony of the Syrian Bishops
434
Archdeacon alarmed at his progress and doubtful how to act
435
Menezes endeavours to frighten him into submission
436
Finds the people of Naram6 in arms to resist him applies to the heathen governor for assistance the place abandoned
438
Receives a submissive letter from the Archdeacon
439
Sends him ten articles to subscribehis ignorance of ecclesiastical history
440
Assumption of Roman supremacyBaronius perversion of Cypri ans sentiments
443
Menezes allows the Archdeacon twenty days to consider the articles
446
His confidence in the Rajah soon shaken
447
Overcomes the Cochin Rajah by his violence and insolence
449
Inconsistency of his behaviour with the character of a Christian and the office of a Bishop
455
At the Rajahs command the Archdeacon submits and subscribes Articles in private
458

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