The World's Christians (häftad)
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The World's Christians (häftad)

The World's Christians

Who they are, Where they are, and How they got there

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Häftad Engelska, 2011-04-15
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Written by an award-winning author, this well-organized and comprehensive introduction to global Christianity illuminates the many ways the world's Christians live their faith today. * Covers the entire globe: Africa, Asia, and Latin America as well as Europe, North America, and the Pacific * Provides impartial, in-depth descriptions of the world's four major Christian traditions: Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, and Pentecostal/Charismatic * Utilizes the best available sources to produce an up-to-date profile of demographic trends in the Christian population * Blends history, sociology, anthropology, and theology to create a rich, multi-layered analysis of the world Christian movement * Features clear maps and 4-color illustrations throughout the volume
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"The result is a most useful comprehensive survey of Christianity, one that is especially appropriate for an introductory college course or a church study program. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates, practitioners, and general readers." (Choice, 1 November 2011)

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Douglas Jacobsen is Distinguished Professor of Church History and Theology at Messiah College. He is author of numerous books, including Thinking in the Spirit: Theologies of the Early Pentecostal Movement (2003), which received the Pneuma Award from the Society for Pentecostal Studies, and The American University in a Postsecular Age (with Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen, 2008), winner of the 2009 Lilly Fellows Book Award.


List of Illustrations. Preface. Introduction. Part I: Who They Are. Introduction. 1 The Orthodox Tradition. 2 The Catholic Tradition. 3 The Protestant Tradition. 4 The Pentecostal/Charismatic Tradition. Part II: Where They Are. Introduction. 5 The Middle East and North Africa: Barely Surviving. 6 Eastern Europe: Nationalism and New Mission. 7 Central and South Asia: Confidence and Complexity. 8 Western Europe: Thin, but Alive. 9 Sub-Saharan Africa: Hope and Despair. 10 East Asia: Piety and Politics. 11 Latin America: After Monopoly. 12 North America: Faith in a Free Market. 13 Oceania: Experiments in Identity. Part III: How They Got There. Introduction. 14 The Ancient Tradition: Beginnings to 500. 15 The Great Division and the Age of the East: 500 to 1000. 16 The Rise of the West and Decline of the East: 1000 to 1500. 17 Christianity in a Global Era: 1500 to the Present. Index.