Christianity as a world religion : an introduction /

Now in its second edition, Christianity as a World Religion locates Christianity within its global context. Structured by geographical region, it covers Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, and Oceania. It deals with four dimensions of Christianity in each context: C...

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Main Author: Kim, Sebastian C. H., (Author)
Other Authors: Kim, Kirsteen, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PIc, 2016.
Edition:Second edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction. Topography : mapping Christianity ; Theology : Christianity as essentially worldwide ; Geography : Christianity as globally widespread and locally rooted ; Sociology : world Christianity as globalized from below ; History : Christianity as translatable and contextual ; Structure : transnational forms of Christianity
  • Asian Christianities. Syriac Christianity ; Growth and persecution i West Asia ; Religions and caste in South Asia ; Minority and restriction in Central Asia ; Martyrdom and blessing in Northeast Asia ; Diversity and struggle in Southeast Asia
  • African Christianities. Ancient Christian communities in northern Africa ; Sub-Saharan African kingdoms and Portuguese colonies ; Slavery, Islam and deliverance in West Africa ; Apartheid, liberation and reconciliation in southern Africa ; Domination, conversion and revival in East and Central Africa ; African independent and African initiated churches ; Churches engaging with health, development and politics ; African wealth, entrepreneurship and migration ; Reading the Bible in Africa
  • European Christianities. eastern Orthodox Christianity : trinity and unity ; Roman Catholic Christianity : Christ and church ; Protestant Christianity : Bible and society ; Modern Europe : cross and flag ; Modern Europe : faith and reason ; Modern Europe : righteousness and diversity ; The new Europe : Christian decline and growth
  • Latin American and Caribbean Christianities. The Christianization of the Americas ; Latin society and Roman church ; Gender in Iberian Catholicism and indigenous religion ; Liberation theology and base communities ; The Catholic church in the restoration of democracy ; The rise of the Evangelicos ; Evangelicos in public life ; Christians in pluralizing societies
  • North American Christianities. US Christianity : popular and plural ; The evangelical consensus ; Slave religion, the Civil War and Pentecostalism ; The social gospel, fundamentalism and the religious right ; US-led anglophone theological developments ; Black churches, civil rights and the Africanization of Christianity ; Migration and the rise of US Roman Catholocism ; The Canadian contrast and First Nations Christians
  • Oceanic Christianities. Christianity and public life in Australia ; Contextual theology in Aotearoa New Zealand ; Peacemaking in the Pacific
  • The significance of World Christianity. Polycentric histories of Christian spread and reception ; Diversity in Christian belief and practice ; Plurality in Christian interreligious relations ; Varied patterns of Christian engagement with public life ; Conclusion.