A Dictionary of Asian Christianityby Scott W. Sunquist
This Superb Dictionary is the first basic reference work for the study of Asian Christianity in the past and at present. Describing Christianity in the region from Pakistan to Japan and from Mongolia to Indonesia, this volume's 1,260 signed articles include biographies of important Asian church leaders as well as reliable, up-to-date information on the political, cultural, and religious movements that have shaped the Christian faith in this part of the world.
Uniquely capturing the 2,000-year history of Christianity in Asia, this work shows how Christianity has impacted Asian cultures as well as how those cultures have shaped Christianity. Written by nearly 500 Asian scholars from 18 Asian countries and by those whose primary work has been in Asia, the articles gathered here directly reflect the perspectives of Asians living in the region -- often as part of minority communities. Maps, cross-references, and bibliographies enhance the usefulness of the volume.
In a time when the Christian faith is being transformed by the vitality of non-Western Christian movements, and as new forms of ecumenical cooperation are emerging, the Dictionary of Asian Christianity provides the single best point of reference for understanding Asia's contribution to global Christianity.
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