Clouds of Witnesses: Christian Voices from Africa and Asiaby Mark A. Noll, Carolyn Nystrom
In seventeen inspiring narratives Mark Noll and Carolyn Nystrom introduce pivotal Christian leaders in Africa and Asia who had tenacious faith in the midst of deprivation, suffering and conflict. Spanning a century, from the 1880s to the 1980s
As Africa and Asia take their place as the new Christian heartlands, a new and robust company of saints is coming into view.
In seventeen inspiring narratives Mark Noll and Carolyn Nystrom introduce pivotal Christian leaders in Africa and Asia who had tenacious faith in the midst of deprivation, suffering and conflict. Spanning a century, from the 1880s to the 1980s, their stories demonstrate the vitality of the Christian faith in a diversity of contexts.
This kaleidoscopic witness to the power of the gospel will both inspire and educate. Whether for a class in global Christianity or for a personal journey to other times and places of faith, Clouds of Witnesses is a book that tugs at our curiosity and resists being laid down. An engaging traveling companion to Mark Noll's award-winning book The New Shape of World Christianity.
- InterVarsity Press
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
What People are saying about this
Mark Shaw, director of the Center for World Christianity, Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, and author of Global Awakening
Miriam Adeney, professor, Seattle Pacific University, and author of Kingdom Without Borders
Brian Stanley, professor of world Christianity, University of Edinburgh
Gerald J. Pillay, Vice-Chancellor & Rector, Liverpool Hope University
Simon Chan, Trinity Theological College, Singapore
Jehu J. Hanciles, associate professor, History of Christianity and Globalization, and director, Center for Missiological Research, Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies
Jonathan J. Bonk, Ph.D., executive director of the Overseas Ministries Study Center and project director of the Dictionary of African Christian Biography
Meet the Author
Mark A. Noll (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is Francis McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is advisory editor for Books & Culture and subeditor for the new Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart.
Noll's main academic interests concern the interaction of Christianity and culture in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Anglo-American societies. He has published articles and reviews on a wide variety of subjects involving Christianity in modern history. Some of his many books include The Civil War as a Theological Crisis, Is the Reformation Over?, The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield and the Wesleys and The Old Religion in a New World.
Carolyn Nystrom (MA, Wheaton College) has written more than eighty books, Bible study guides and children's titles. She served as general editor for the Christian Classics series and she co-authored Guard Us, Guide Us and Praying with theologian J. I. Packer, and Before I Was Born (God's Design for Sex) with Sandra Speidel. In addition to actively serving in her church and community, she has been a foster parent, an elementary schoolteacher and a book editor. Carolyn lives in the Chicago area with her husband and they have four grown children.
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >