István Perczel is Professor of Byzantine and Eastern Christian studies in the Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. He obtained his Candidatus Scientiae degree in 1995 at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He has extensively worked on Late Antique and Patristic philosophy. In the year 2000, he initiated the digitization and cataloguing of the manuscripts collections of the Saint Thomas Christians of Kerala. His research interests also include neo-platonic philosophy, early modern mysticism, Byzantine historiography, among others.
What happens when Christianities meet each other? Find out in this week's episode of the RSP, where Sidney Castillo talks with István Perczel on his research of the Saint Thomas Christians of Kerala, and their encounters with Catholic missionaries and Western colonial powers in the early modern period.