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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:

  • Historical
  • Denominational
  • Socio-political
  • Geographical
  • Biographical
  • Theological

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 influences, and is influenced by, a given national context.

Now available!

To Whom Does Christianity Belong?
To Whom Does Christianity Belong? Critical Issues in World Christianity

By Dyron B. Daughrity
Paperback
301pp
ISBN: 9781451472271
$29
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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.

Contents:
Preface
Part I: Introduction
1. To Whom Does Christianity Belong?
2. What Is Christianity Anyway?
Part II: Theological Loci
3. The Church
4. Jesus
5. The Holy Ghost
6. Afterlife
Part III: The Church and the World
7. Rome
8. Protesters
9. Secularization
10. Missions Migration
Part IV: Contemporary Themes
11. Marriage and Sexuality
12. Women
13. Music
Conclusion 

Understanding World Christianity: India
Understanding World Christianity: India

By Dyron B. Daughrity and Jesudas M. Athyal
Paperback
330pp
ISBN: 9781451476668
$19
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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.

 

Series Editor

Dyron B. Daughrity
Dyron B. Daughrity

Watch series editor, Dyron Daughrity, introduce the Understanding World Christianity series! 

Look for these upcoming titles in the series!

Understanding World Christianity: China
Kim-kwong Chan, Universities Service Center for China Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Understanding World Christianity: Russia
Alexander Agadjanian, Russian State University for the Humanities; Scott Kenworthy, Miami University of Ohio

Books

Kim-kwong Chan (Author)
Release date: September 3, 2019

The Understanding World Christianity series 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. This volume on China is an ideal introduction for anyone who wishes to know how Christianity is lived in the Chinese context.

Todd Hartch (Author)
Release date: June 4, 2019

Understanding World Christianity is a series devoted to exploring lived Christianity in diverse global contexts and regions. Noted experts present a balanced history of Christianity and a detailed discussion of the six key 'intersections' of Christianity in a given context including the historical, denominational, socio-political, geographical, biographical, and theological settings. Understanding World Christianity: Mexico is an ideal introduction for anyone who wishes to know how Christianity is lived in the Mexican context.

Release date: September 1, 2018

In this exciting volume, Paul Kollman and Cynthia Toms Smedley offer an introduction to Eastern African Christianity that has been desperately needed by scholars, students, and interested readers alike. Short, engaging chapters help readers understand the complexity of Christianity in the region and broaden their understanding of the region itself. Readers will understand the interplay of Christianity and culture, and will see how geography, borders, economics, and other factors influence Christian faith.

How Christianity Came to China
Release date: December 1, 2016

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.

Understanding World Christianity: India
Release date: August 1, 2016

Rich in experience and knowledge, Daughrity and Athyal introduce readers to the vibrancy of Indian Christianity like no other authors have done before.

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