|Farhadian, Charles E. (ed.)|
Introducing World Christianity
1. Edition February 2012
2012. 292 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-8248-5 - John Wiley & Sons
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Introducing World Christianity brings together leading scholars from a range of disciplines to provide an engaging introduction to the global impact of Christianity. This book takes a non-theological approach, focusing on the impact of and response to Christianity, rather than the motivations of those who communicated the faith. It contains studies from every major region of the world, covering Protestant, Evangelical, Catholic, and Orthodox forms of the faith. The book incorporates an accessible writing style and includes photos and quotations to illuminate the context and issues.
From the contents
List of Contributors.
Map of World Christianity.
Preface (Robert W. Hefner).
Introduction (Charles E. Farhadian).
Part I: AFRICA.
1: Middle Eastern & North African Christianity: Persisting in the Lands of Islam (Heather Sharkey).
2: Christian Belongings in East Africa: Flocking to the Churches (Ben Knighton).
3: West African Christianity: Padres, Prophets, Pastors, and Pentecostals (Ogbu Kalu).
4: Christianity in Southern Africa: The Aesthetics of Well-Being (Frederick Klaits).
Part II: EUROPE.
5: Christianity in Western Europe: Mission Fields, Old and New? (Simon Coleman).
6: Christianity in Eastern Europe: A Story of Pain, Glory, Persecution, and Freedom (Peter Kuzmic).
Part III: ASIA.
7: Christianity in South Asia: Negotiating Religious Pluralism (Arun Jones).
8: Christianity in Southeast Asia: Similarity and Difference in a Culturally Diverse Region (Barbara Watson Andaya).
9: Christianity in East Asia: Evangelicalism and the March First Independence Movement in Korea (Timothy S. Lee).
Part IV: AMERICAS.
10: Christianity in North America: Changes and Challenges in a Land of Promise (Kevin J. Christiano).
11: Central America and the Caribbean: Christianity on the Periphery (Virginia Garrard-Burnett).
12: Christianity in Latin America: Changing Churches in a Changing Continent (Samuel Escobar).
13: Brazilian Charisma: Pentecostalized Christianity in Latin America's Largest Nation (R. Andrew Chesnut).
Part V: THE PACIFIC.
14: Christianity in Australia and New Zealand: Faith and Politics in Secular Soil (Marion Maddox).
15: Christianity in Polynesia: Transforming the Islands (Ian Breward).
16: Christianity in Micronesia: The Interplay Between Church and Culture (Francis X. Hezel).
17: Christianity in Melanesia: Transforming the Warrior Spirit (Garry W. Trompf).
Conclusion: World Christianity: It's History, Spread, and Social Influence (Robert D. Woodberry).