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WORLD RECOGNITION

The St, Thomas Christian Encyclopaedia of India

THOMAPEDIA

A necessary acquisition for all theological and university libraries - Curtis Bochanyin, Divinity Librarian, University of Chicago

The STCEI, without question, fills a major qap for reference works on Indian Church History. We are eagerly looking forward to the 3rd volume. - Newland F. Smith, Librarian for Collection Development, United Library, lllnois

STCEI is a long awaited and much needed reference title for all libraries of religion and theology. It is thorough in its coverage of Christianity in India. Its articles are autographed and authoritative. Valuable too are the bibliographies accompanying most of the articles .. rich with maps, tables, and plates. A highly recommended reference tool for hard to obtain information - Kenneth OMalley, C.P.,Library Director,Catholic Theological Union, Chicago.

A great and indispensable need of the hour - Valerian Cardinal Gracias

The authoritative articles, reproductions of ancient documents and the colour pictures will make the work very valuable
- Joseph Cardinal Parecattil

I want to commend to you a good reference book on Christianity in India . 1 know nothing better on that subject than the St. Thomas Christian Encyclopaedia of India .. It is compendious and comprehensive, scholarly and ecumenical. Some of the best scholars in India and abroad have contributed. There are numerous high quality illustrations and maps .. It covers the whole ground - history, culture, customs, divisions, art, architecture, music, parish, life, liturgical vestments, Christian traditional occupations, dance and drama, institutions, statistics - the coverage is remarkable, and the reliability of the information very high ... It is a tool worth having for any library, for any scholar interested in the history of Christianity, for anyone interested in understanding India and its religious heritage - Paulos Mar Gregorios (Dr. Paul Verghese), Orthodox Theo. Coll. Principal and sometime President - the World Council of Churches

Like Veda Vyasa the Editor has brought together almost all the information that exist about Indian Christianity into an ordered whole for the first timeAntony Cardinal Padiara, the First Major-Archbishop

A wealth of essential information difficult if not Impossible to come across else where - Revue DHistoire Eccl., Louvain, Belgium

It is a lavishly produced work, much better produced than what usually comes from India ... The whole approach is ecumenical both in intent and content - Eastern Churches Review. London, U.K.

The work is emphatically recommended - Kyrios Berlin, Germany

Each major article is written by an expert - - R. N. S., New York, N. Y.

An extra ordinary publishing achievement of lndian Christianity - USCC Bullettin. Washington, D.C.

A monumental work containing significant information - Baltimore Review

All the facts about Christian India - The Universe, London

Exhaustive, historical, sociological, liturgical, archaeological and cultural information - Ostkirchlihe Studien.Wiursburg

All these are treated with scholarly serenity by competent contributors - The Hindu. Madras

Authoritative volumes worth possessing - The Journal of Dharma

It is a big mirror in which is seen reflected a panoramic view of the historical, social, cultural and religious facets of the Christian community - All India Radio

...contributions are quite outstanding and even throw new light on well-known subjects - The Clergy Monthly

The most important feature of the Encyclopaedia is its pioneering probe into the antiquities of Christianity - P. Thomas

The best authorities in each denomination were invited to tell their story without the editorial cuts - - Metropolitan Mar Aprem

An exhaustive research tool that can be universally recommended - M. M. Thomas

Where governments and universities have failed the loving labour of a few individuals has triumphed - M. G. S. Narayanan in the Mathrubhoomi Weekly

Authoritative articles by Indian as well as Western authors deal with every aspect of Christianity in India - The Indian Express

It is to be respected as an extraordinary work of great importance - The Malayala Manorama








SARAS (Profile) : South Asia Research Assistance Services provides information, resources, and research here on (esp.)Christianity in India, Malabar Syrian Christians of St. Thomas of Kerala, most North Indian and South Indian Churches, Missions, Missionaries....c.v. of the Editor.
ICHC (Indian Church History Classics) : Ed. by Prof.George Menachery, Ollur. Vol.I the Nazranies, (1998),Vol.II the Catholics, Vol.III the Christians (In the Press). The Nazranies gives exhustive information on the Syrian Christians of Kerala, 100s of Photos, ...Details of the 37 books represented in the Vol.I
STCEI (St.Thomas Christin Encyclopaedia of India) : All about Indian Christianity.Ed. Prof. George Menachery, Vol. I 1982, Vol II 1973. Hundreds of pictures.
Reviews (World Recognition) : Opinions of world authorities and journals including: Paul Verghese Paulose Mar Gregorios, Valerial Cardianl Gracias, Joseph Card.Parecattil, Mar Anthony Padiara Major Archbishop and Cardinal, Mar Aprem, P.Thomas, M.M.Thomas, M.G.S.Narayanan, All India Radio, The Hindu, Indian Express, The Universe, Eastern Churches Review, Eastern review, Revue D' Histire Ecc.,Oost K.Studion, ....
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Many e-zines include a page or more of reviews of such things as movies, books, television shows, CDs, and so on. Here's a format I might use for my reviews.

Books

Motherless Brooklyn
Jonathan Lethem

A mystery novel told in the first person by a young man who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome. The mystery plot itself is stretched a little thin, but this is a real tour de force by a writer to watch.
- Submitted by Sheila

Movies

Rushmore
Wes Anderson, director

One of the sweetest and funniest movies of the 90s. Some people didn't like the main character, but I found him fascinating and charming in a squirmy sort of way. Also one of the best and least contrived happy endings I've seen in a movie recently. Bill Murray is great!
- Submitted by Jim

Music

Home
Josh Rouse

A quirky sophomore effort by a singer-songwriter to watch. Starts strong ("Marvin Gaye" and "Direction" are standouts) but eventually all the songs begin to sound alike, which is unfortunate. Josh should maybe hire a producer more willing to experiment with his sound.
- Submitted by Patricia