DescriptionWritten by an award-winning author, this well-organized and comprehensive introduction to global Christianity illuminates the many ways the world's Christians live their faith today.
- Covers the entire globe: Africa, Asia, and Latin America as well as Europe, North America, and the Pacific
- Provides impartial, in-depth descriptions of the world's four major Christian traditions: Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, and Pentecostal/Charismatic
- Utilizes the best available sources to produce an up-to-date profile of demographic trends in the Christian population
- Blends history, sociology, anthropology, and theology to create a rich, multi-layered analysis of the world Christian movement
- Features clear maps and 4-color illustrations throughout the volume
Part I: Who They Are.
1 The Orthodox Tradition.
2 The Catholic Tradition.
3 The Protestant Tradition.
4 The Pentecostal/Charismatic Tradition.
Part II: Where They Are.
5 The Middle East and North Africa: Barely Surviving.
6 Eastern Europe: Nationalism and New Mission.
7 Central and South Asia: Confidence and Complexity.
8 Western Europe: Thin, but Alive.
9 Sub-Saharan Africa: Hope and Despair.
10 East Asia: Piety and Politics.
11 Latin America: After Monopoly.
12 North America: Faith in a Free Market.
13 Oceania: Experiments in Identity.
Part III: How They Got There.
14 The Ancient Tradition: Beginnings to 500.
15 The Great Division and the Age of the East: 500 to 1000.
16 The Rise of the West and Decline of the East: 1000 to 1500.
17 Christianity in a Global Era: 1500 to the Present.
- Written by an award-winning author, this global introduction to Christianity illuminates the many ways the world's Christians live out their faith today
- Offers uniquely comprehensive geographical coverage, encompassing Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as well as Europe, North America, and the Pacific
- Written in an even-handed way, providing impartial accounts of all four of the world's major Christian traditions: Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, and Pentecostal/Charismatic
- Combines the best available sources to produce the most up-to-date numerical analysis of Christianity, offering fascinating demographic insights about Christian populations in different areas of the world
- Uses a multi-disciplinary approach, which blends history, sociology, theology and cultural analysis
- Features exceptionally clear maps and 4-color illustrations throughout