Concordia Theological Monthly

Publication Date


Document Type



ziegenbalg, evangelism, christian, hindus, tranquebar, missionaries, india, brahmans, halle

Submission Type

Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


By a happy coincidence the quarter-millennium jubilee year of the Tranquebar Mission again brought to light a long forgotten but most valuable source on that great pioneer enterprise of Protestant world missions, permitting a unique inside look into the evangelistic principles and techniques employed by Barrholomaeus Ziegenbalg and his co-workers and thus revealing the very heart and soul of their work. It is a small volume of 352 pages, and its full title may be of interest: "Thirty-Four Conferences Between the Danish Missionaries and the Malabarian Bramans (or Heathen Priests) in the East Indies, Concerning the Truth of the Christian Religion: Together with some letters written by the Heathens to the said Missionaries. Translated out of High Dutch by Mr. Philipps. London, 1719."


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Submission Cost


Submission Audience

Laity; Ministers; Scholars