World Christianity

1st Edition

Elizabeth Koepping

Published September 17, 2010
Reference - 1904 Pages
ISBN 9780415468275 - CAT# Y008440
Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies


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Two-thirds of the world's Christians live in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and this new interdisciplinary Routledge Major Work brings together specialist contributions from around the world, from Europe and North America as well as from the developing world, to present a collection that truly represents World Christianity. It includes Pentecostal and various Reform churches, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran, and independent churches.

The materials have been arranged around the core themes of contextualization, external and internal power, theological and ethnic marginalization, civic and ancestral identity, mission and conversion, and cover Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and South America, Oceania, and Australasia.

The collection draws on the latest work from theology, anthropology, the sociology of religion, missiology, and religious studies, enabling users to grasp the very varied presentation of the Christian faith, the socio-cultural negotiation, accommodation, renovation, and the challenges to what the collection editor calls a 'Euro-American Christian taken-for-granted' understanding of theology and praxis from 'the world within and beyond'.

Fully indexed, and containing comprehensive introductions newly written by the editor, World Christianity is destined to be valued by scholars and students as a vital one-stop research resource.

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