The Cross Cultural Process In Christian History

Autor: Andrew Finlay Walls
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From the award-winning author of "The Missionary Movement in Christian History" (one of the 100 most influential books of the 20th century, according to "Christianity Today" comes a new book that offers readers remarkable new insights into the ways Christianity has interacted with cultures. Fresh understandings of Pentecostalism, African traditional religion, and the ironic ways in which Western missionaries affected change--for both good and ill--in ways they never dreamed of insure that readers will never again think the same way about the history of World Christianity.

Disciples Of All Nations

Autor: Lamin O. Sanneh
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195189604
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Tracing the rise of Christianity to its key role in Europe's maritime and colonial expansion, this text sheds light on the ways in which societies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America have been drawn into the Christian orbit.

Missions Nationalism And The End Of Empire

Autor: Stanley
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802821164
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British and US historians explore linkages between Christian churches, and in particular their missionary bodies, and the dynamics of anti- colonial nationalism and decolonization in the non-Western world during the 20th century. The 13 papers were originally presented at a September 2000 conference

Pure Kingdom

Autor: Bruce Chilton
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802841872
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Analyzes the teachings of Christ to determine his views on the kingdom of heaven


Autor: John G. Flett
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830899731
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What constitutes the unity of the church over time and across cultures? Can our account of the church's apostolic faith embrace the cultural diversity of world Christianity? The ecumenical movement that began in the twentieth century posed the problem of the church's apostolicity in profound new ways. In the attempt to find unity in the midst of the Protestant-Catholic schism, participants in this movement defined the church as a distinct culture—complete with its own structures, rituals, architecture and music. Apostolicity became a matter of cultivating the church's own (Western) culture. At the same time it became disconnected from mission, and more importantly, from the diverse reality of world Christianity. In this pioneering study, John Flett assesses the state of the conversation about the apostolic nature of the church. He contends that the pursuit of ecumenical unity has come at the expense of dealing responsibly with crosscultural difference. By looking out to the church beyond the West and back to the New Testament, Flett presents a bold account of an apostolicity that embraces plurality.

An Introduction To Christianity

Autor: Linda Woodhead
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521786553
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An Introduction to Christianity examines the key figures, events and ideas of two thousand years of Christian history and places them in context. It considers the religion in its material as well as its spiritual dimensions and explores its interactions with wider society such as money, politics, force, gender and the family, and non-Christian cultures and societies. This Introduction places particular focus on the ways in which Christianity has understood, embodied and related to power. Comprehensive and accessible, this book will appeal to the student and general reader.