Foreign missionaries who served in China ran the gamut of Christians, with differing views of their religion and differing ideas of how to spread it. When all foreign missionaries were forced to leave China in 1949 many thought their effort had been in vain. Yet some scholars predict that soon China will be the country with the largest Christian population in the world. Kathleen L. Lodwick tells the story of Christianity in China. It’s essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the contemporary phenomena that is Christianity in China.
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Understanding World Christianity
Christianity is a global religion! It’s an obvious fact, but one often missed or ignored in too many books and conversations. In a world where Christianity is growing everywhere but the West, the Understanding World Christianity series offers a fresh, readable orientation to Christianity around the world.
Understanding World Christianity is organized geographically, by nation and region. Noted experts, in most cases native to the area of focus, present a balanced history of Christianity and a detailed discussion of the faith as it is lived today. Each volume addresses six key ‘intersections’ of Christianity in a given context:
Accessible in tone and brief in length, the volumes in Understanding World Christianity are ideal introductions for students, mission leaders, and any others who wish to know how Christianity is influenced, and is influenced by, a given national context.
To Whom Does Christianity Belong? is a question that is asked throughout the world today.
In this exciting volume, an anchor to the Understanding World Christianity series, Dyron B. Daughrity helps readers map out the major changes that have taken place in recent years in the world’s largest religion. By comparing trends, analyzing global Christian movements, and tracing the impact of Pentecostalism, interreligious dialogue, global missions, sexuality, birth rates, women, secularization, and migratory trends, Daughrity sketches a picture of a changing religion and gives the tools needed to understand it.
Part I: Introduction
1. To Whom Does Christianity Belong?
2. What Is Christianity Anyway?
Part II: Theological Loci
3. The Church
5. The Holy Ghost
Part III: The Church and the World
10. Missions Migration
Part IV: Contemporary Themes
11. Marriage and Sexuality
In this exciting volume, Dyron B. Daughrity and Jesudas M. Athyal offer an introduction to Indian Christianity that has been desperately needed by scholars, students, and interested readers alike. Rich in experience and knowledge, Daughrity and Athyal introduce readers to the vibrancy of Indian Christianity like no other authors have done before.
Watch series editor, Dyron Daughrity, introduce the Understanding World Christianity series!
Look for these titles in the series beginning in 2016!
Understanding World Christianity: China
Kathleen Lodwick, Penn State Lehigh Valley
Understanding World Christianity: Russia
Alexander Agadjanian, Russian State University for the Humanities
Understanding World Christianity: Mexico
Alejandro Diaz Dominguez, Vanderbilt University
Understanding World Christianity: Southeast Asia
Peter C. Phan, Georgetown University
Understanding World Christianity: Nigeria
Afe Adogame, Princeton Theological Seminary
Understanding World Christianity: Brazil
Manuel Vásquez, University of Florida and Silvia Alves-Fernandes, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro
Rich in experience and knowledge, Daughrity and Athyal introduce readers to the vibrancy of Indian Christianity like no other authors have done before.
To Whom Does Christianity Belong? is a question that is asked throughout the world today. In this exciting volume, an anchor to the Understanding World Christianity series, Dyron B. Daughrity helps readers map out the major changes that have taken place in recent years in the world?s largest religion.