india, lutheran, confession, missions, evangelical, melim, tamil
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Lutherans in India have become a considerable factor among Christians. The first Protestant missionaries, Ziegenbalg and Pluetschau, were Lutherans. Lutheran missionaries had a strong influence in the early work of some of the non-Lutheran missions in South India. They can be found in the southern tip near Nagercoil, north and east of Calcutta near the Burma border, in central India. and even in Pakistan. There are Lutherans who speak Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Santali, Briya and several other languages and dialects. There are missions with only a little over two hundred members, and missions which have been replaced almost completely by churches numbering over one hundred thousand.
Missions and World Christianity
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Zorn, Herbert M.
"Lutheranism in India,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 23, Article 68.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol23/iss1/68