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The Changing World of Christianity by
Publication Date: 2010-04-16
Christianity has changed. Formerly known as the religion of Europe and North America, it is now a religion of the Global South: Asia, Africa, and Latin America. However, Christianity has never been merely a Western phenomenon - it has always been a borderless religion. Indeed, in six of the world's eight cultural blocks, Christianity is the largest faith. With convenient maps, helpful statistics, and concise histories of each of the world's major cultural blocks, The Changing World of Christianity is a dynamic guide for understanding Christianity's new ethos. From Ireland to Papua New Guinea, Argentina to China, South Africa to Russia, this book provides a clear and encyclopedic look at Christianity, the world's largest and most global religion.
Crossing Cultural Frontiers by
Publication Date: 2017-10-12
Andrew F. Walls's first collection of essays, The Missionary Movement in Christian History, was named by Christianity Today in their list of the top 100 most influential books of the twentieth century. In this third collection, Walls carries forward his decades-long project, upending staid interpretations of Christian history by examining the role of mission and cross-cultural transmission of the Gospel in the formation of World Christianity. In essays marked by profound learning and his characteristic wit, Walls covers themes ranging from the transmission of Christian faith, to Africa in Christian thought and history, along with reflections on a broad range of mission figures, and a personal reflection on "missiology as a vocation."
History of Global Christianity (3 Vols. ) by
Publication Date: 2018-04-18
Available in print as set and per volume; also available online. History of Global Christianity deals with the history of Christianity and its global development over the past five centuries. Going above and beyond the subject of church history, it deals with the cultural role of Christianity in its widest sense: from the many interactions of Christianity within society, politics, economics, philosophy and the arts, to the myriad of ventures that form civilizations, nations, and communities. How did Christianity involve itself in these overarching structures of human life? The reference work aims to trace the history of the global shift experienced by Christianity between the sixteenth century and the present day. Starting as a localized religion in Europe and Russia with small outposts in other parts of the world, that shift proceeded via missionary efforts that were accompanied by economic forces, movements of conquest, and trends of migration in its evolution toward the current stage: its demographic centers no longer only in the Northern Hemisphere, but most assuredly in the South as well. This project consists of three volumes. The first volume deals with the European state of affairs from the sixteenth until the eighteenth century. The second volume focuses on the nineteenth century, and the third volume discusses the history and role of Christianity in the twentieth century. The German edition of the work is available at Kohlhammer Verlag.
One World or Many by
Publication Date: 2013-06-26
This book considers in detail the key drivers of globalization, its contemporary shape, and its implications for world mission. It also looks at the impact of globalization on different contemporary issues affecting mission such as ethnicity, the environment, and global health as well as globalization s effect on more traditional missionary questions of the world religions, contextualization, theology, and the church. One World or Many? is written by a variety of authors from all over the world."