The Travels of St. Thomas in the East and the Migration of His Name
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This paper explores the two competing traditions about St. Thomas' journeys. In the first tradition, he travels to the north of India whereas in the second he travels to the south. Despite the fact that Christians in the south of India hold him to have been their founding father, the proposal made by this paper is that he actually travelled to the north of India and thereafter into the Parthian Empire, never travelling to southern India. Nevertheless, this paper suggests that very soon after Thomas travelled north, others whom he had converted travelled south and that their traditions with their remembrances of their founder are the ones that now persist in the south.
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