Engaging the World: Christian Communities in Contemporary Global Societies

Engaging the World: Christian Communities in Contemporary Global Societies

by Afe Adogame

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ISBN-13: 9781498209557
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 11/05/2014
Series: Regnum Edinburgh Centenary Series
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Afe Adogame is Senior Lecturer in World Christianity and Religious Studies at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh. He served as Convener of Commission 7: "Christian Communities in contemporary contexts" during the Centenary of the World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh, 2010. His latest books are: The African Christian Diaspora: New Currents and Emerging Trends in World Christianity (2013); and (eds) Religion on the Move? New Dynamics of Religious Expansion in a Globalizing World (2013).

Janice A. McLean is a member of the faculty at City Seminary of New York. She is co-editor of Understanding World Christianity: The Vision and Work of Andrew F. Walls (Orbis 2012) and author of several articles on immigrant churches, and urban youth and religion.

Anderson Jeremiah is an ordained Anglican Priest. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion of Lancaster University and the author of Community and Worldview among Paraiyars of South India: Lived' Religion (2012).

Table of Contents

Introduction Afe Adogame Janice A. McLean Anderson H.M. Jeremiah 3

Part 1 Church and Society

Poverty Alleviation: Issues and Challenges to the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria Elijah Obinna 15

An Ecclesiological Reflection in the Context of Powerlessness and Vulnerability Danilo-Azuela Borlado Wan Chai 28

Pentecostal Social Engagement: Excerpts from Around the World Harold D. Hunter 37

Part 2 Christianity and Socio-Political Action

Religion and Reconciliation Processes in the African Diaspora Ericder Ludwig 57

Churches and Condoms: How Christian Faith-Based Organizations are Preventing HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries Matthew Clarke Juliette Lumbers 69

Part 3 Christianity and Culture

Who are Kakure Kirishitan? Issues of Communal Identity within Hidden Christians of Japan Kirk Sandvig 87

Fragments and the Whole: An Insight into the Deliberations of Missionary Organizations in South India and Their Impact Anderson H.M. Jeremiah 97

Tomorrow in Trauma: Children in a Bleeding World Daniel Ndukwe 111

Part 4 Mission, Migration, Diaspora and Ethnicity

Filipino Diaspora Kingdom Workers: A Case Study of Diaspora Missiology in Action Sadiri Joy Tira Enoch Wan 125

The Transcuituralization and the Transnationalization of the Government of 12: From Seoul to Bogota to Charlotte, North Carolina Philip Wingeier-Rayo 153

Learning from Missionaries: Lessons for Secular Development Practitioners Matthew Clarke John Donnelly 169

Part 5 Conference Reports

Urban Mission Development Project, UK: Report to E2010 Commission VII from UK Urban Mission July 2009 Erica Dunmow 187

East African Consultation Philomena Mwaura 211

List of Contributors 233

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