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Christianity Reborn: The Global Expansion of Evangelicalism in the Twentieth Century (Studies in the History of Christian Missions Series)
     

Christianity Reborn: The Global Expansion of Evangelicalism in the Twentieth Century (Studies in the History of Christian Missions Series)

by Donald M. Lewis
 

ISBN-10: 0802824838

ISBN-13: 9780802824837

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

Christianity Reborn provides the first transnational in-depth analysis of the global expansion of evangelical Protestantism during the past century. While the growth of evangelical Christianity in the non-Western world has already been documented, the significance of this book lies in its scholarly treatment of that phenomenon.

Written by prominent historians of

Overview

Christianity Reborn provides the first transnational in-depth analysis of the global expansion of evangelical Protestantism during the past century. While the growth of evangelical Christianity in the non-Western world has already been documented, the significance of this book lies in its scholarly treatment of that phenomenon.

Written by prominent historians of religion, these chapters explore the expansion of evangelical (including charismatic) Christianity in non-English-speaking lands, with special reference to dynamic indigenous responses. The range of locations covered includes western and southern Africa, eastern and southern Asia, Latin America, and Oceania. The concluding essay provides a sociological account of evangelicalism's success, highlighting its ability to create a multiplicity of faith communities suited to very different ethnic, racial, and geographical regions.

At a time of great interest in the growth of Christianity in the non-Western world, this volume makes an important contribution to our understanding of what may be another turning point in the historical development of evangelical faith.

Contributors:

Marthinus L. Daneel
Allan K. Davidson
Paul Freston
Robert Eric Frykenberg
Jehu J. Hanciles
Philip Yuen-sang Leung
Donald M. Lewis
David Martin
Mark A. Noll
Brian Stanley
W. R. Ward

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802824837
Publisher:
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Studies in the History of Christian Missions Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

General Editors' Prefacevii
Contributorsviii
Introduction1
Section I
1.Evangelical Identity in the Eighteenth Century11
2.Evangelical Identity, Power, and Culture in the "Great" Nineteenth Century31
3.Twentieth-Century World Christianity: A Perspective from the History of Missions52
Section II
4.Conversion, Commitment, and Culture: Christian Experience in China, 1949-9987
5.Gospel, Globalization, and Hindutva: The Politics of "Conversion" in India108
6."The Pacific Is No Longer a Mission Field?" Conversion in the South Pacific in the Twentieth Century133
Section III
7.Conversion and Social Change: A Review of the "Unfinished Task" in West Africa157
8.African Initiated Churches in Southern Africa: Protest Movements or Mission Churches?181
Section IV
9.Contours of Latin American Pentecostalism221
Section V
10.Evangelical Expansion in Global Society273
Bibliography295
Index319

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