World Christian Encyclopedia

World Christian Encyclopedia

Author: Todd M. Johnson

Publisher: EUP

ISBN: 1474403239

Category:

Page: 1000

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The World Christian Encyclopedia, now in its 3rd edition, documents the changing status of World Christianity over the past 120 years from historical and social scientific perspectives. It records the continued shift of Christianity to the Global South and contains estimates for religious and nonreligious affiliation in every country of the world, including detail on Christianity to the denominational level. This reference work features comprehensive descriptions of all Christian traditions, including current information on the uniqueness of Christian experiences around the world.

World Christian Encyclopedia: The world by segments : religions, peoples, languages, cities, topics

World Christian Encyclopedia: The world by segments : religions, peoples, languages, cities, topics

Author: David B. Barrett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015049621892

Category: Christian sects

Page: 850

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Here is the completely updated and greatly expanded new edition of a classic reference source--the comprehensive overview of the world's largest religion in all its many versions and in both its religious and secular contexts.Now in two volumes, the Encyclopedia presents and analyzes an unmatched wealth of information about the extent, status, and characteristics of twentieth-century Christianity worldwide. It takes full account of of Christianity's ecclesiastical branches, subdivisions, and denominations, and treats Christianity in relation to other faiths and the secular realm. It offers an unparalleled comparative study of churches and religions throughout the modern world.This new edition features a vast range of new and previously unpublished data on the current global situation of Christianity, on religion in general, and on the political, demographic, economic, and social characteristics of the world's cultures and peoples in 238 countries. Each volume is filled with essential information, from.

Encyclopedia of Christian Education

Encyclopedia of Christian Education

Author: George Thomas Kurian

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810884939

Category: Religion

Page: 1678

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This reference work tells the unique history of Christian education and shows how Christian educators pioneered such institutions and reforms as universal literacy, home schooling, Sunday schools, women's education, graded schools, compulsory education of the deaf and blind, and kindergarten.

Christianity

Christianity

Author: Charles E. Farhadian

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493423651

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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An expert on world religions provides a compelling look into the shape and movement of Christianity's past, present, and future. Charles Farhadian accounts for the cultural, social, and theological issues that have shaped Christianity worldwide as he describes the distinctives of the world's largest religion. Addressing the global nature of Christianity without focusing exclusively on that topic, this supplementary text could serve in a variety of courses across the curriculum and is written to be useable in either Christian or secular settings.

World Christianity and the Unfinished Task

World Christianity and the Unfinished Task

Author: F. Lionel Young, III

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725266551

Category: Religion

Page: 172

View: 614

This book is a short introduction to one of the most remarkable transformations in the modern world that many people still do not know about. In 1900 more than 80 percent of the world's Christians lived in Europe and North America and nearly all of the world's missionaries were sent out "from the West to the rest." In a dramatic turn of events Christianity experienced a decidedly "Southern shift" during the twentieth century. Today nearly 70 percent of the world's 2.5 billion Christians live in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, while nearly half of all missionaries are being sent out into all the world from places like Brazil, Ethiopia, and South Korea. This book is intended to change the way readers think about the church and challenge the way the Western Christians engage in contemporary missions.

Peoples and Places

Peoples and Places

Author: Matthew Hirt

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666733341

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Jesus’s final command to his disciples was to make disciples of all nations. But who are the nations? How do we know we are being obedient to the task? Do our current lists of ethnolinguistic people groups sufficiently answer the question? For the last fifty years, missiologists and missionaries have discussed this topic, but much of the conversation has been focused on definitions that give little attention to biblical theology. When we explore how the Bible describes “the nations,” we find some other categories that have been overlooked, forgotten, or set aside in the development of missions strategy. Geography is one of these categories. However, this is not simply bringing current geo-political entities back into our missions strategy. Instead, Matthew Hirt is calling on missiologists, missions researchers, and missionaries on the field to discover how people groups identify their own geographies and, in turn, how that geography contributes to a people group’s identity.

The World's Christians

The World's Christians

Author: Douglas Jacobsen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444397291

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 763

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

Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South

Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South

Author: Mark A. Lamport

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442271579

Category: Religion

Page: 1122

View: 678

The rapid growth of Christianity in the global south is not just a demographic shift—it is transforming the faith itself. The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South traces both the history and the contemporary themes of Christianity in more than 150 countries and regions. It includes maps, images, and a detailed timeline of key events.

Introduction to World Christian History

Introduction to World Christian History

Author: Derek Cooper

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830899067

Category: Religion

Page: 255

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In this brief history of the church from a global perspective, Derek Cooper explores the development of Christianity across time and the continents. Guiding readers to places like Iraq, Ethiopia and India, Scandanavia, Brazil and Oceania, he reveals the fascinating—and often surprising—history of the church.