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Family (oikos) Evangelism for reaching forward caste Hindus in India

DW Fowlkes, P Verster

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 27, No 1 (2006), 321-338. doi: 10.4102/ve.v27i1.138

Submitted: 21 September 2006
Published:  17 November 2006


This article acknowledges the need for Church Planting Movements among the unreached peoples of India. Of particular concern to this study is the application of Church Planting Movement strategy to forward caste Hindus of India. It is shown that evangelizing households (family or “oikos” evangelism) is a New Testament strategy and the most appropriate strategy for reaching forward caste Hindus. It is concluded that Christian disciples remaining within Hindu culture and familial systems hold the potential for the most indigenous approach to evangelizing forward caste Hindus.

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DW Fowlkes, University of the Free State, South Africa
P Verster, University of the Free State, South Africa


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