Churchless Christianity (Revised Edition)

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The purpose of this book is to describe a fact and reflect upon it theologically. The fact is, there are thousands of people who believe solely in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior but who have no plans to be baptized or to join the local church. Churchless Christianity is based on research from the early 1980s among non-baptized believers in Christ in Tamil Nadu, India. This revised edition includes all the original text plus five additional chapters and a new foreword.

  • ISBN: 9780878084449
  • Pages: 376
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Published: 2001
  • Publisher: William Carey Library

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • A Word About This Book
  • Introduction

Section 1: Jesus' Other Sheep in Rural Tamil Nadu

  • 1. Who Are They?
  • 2. What Are They Like?

Section 2: The Non-Baptized Believer in Madras City

  • 3. Madras, a Christian City?
  • 4. Who Are These Churchless Christians?

Section 3: Practical and Theological Implications

  • 5. What Does This Mean?
  • 6. Where is All This Leading?

Section 4: Further Reflections for the Year 2001 Edition

  • 7. Follow-Up Reflections
  • 8. The Conversion Confusion
  • 9. What Does It Mean to be in a Caste?
  • 10. Burden of the Past
  • 11. A Review of Churchless Christianity by H.L. Richard


  • Bibliography
  • Appendices

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