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Cross-Cultural Process in Christian - Andrew Walls

Cross-Cultural Process in Christian

Paperback Published: 21st March 2002
ISBN: 9780567088697

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This study of the cross-cultural transmission of the Christian faith looks at how Christianity became a world faith, the role of Africa in Christian history and the missionary movements of the West. It reaches back to Eusebius of Edessa in the 4th century and down to the contemporary world, from "Old Athens" and "New Jerusalem" to the vast continents of South America, Asia and Africa. On the way it offers fresh understandings of Pentecostalism, African traditional religion, and the ironic ways in which the western missionary movement often accomplished things - both for good and for ill - that its agents never dreamed of.

'All three parts are interesting and relevant and make a contribution to knowledge of the topic. They are also written in penetrable English that is straightforward and easy to read.... There is much fascinating information here, and while to the few it may seem commonplace that the church has retreated from a Christendom situation into dominance in the non-western world - to most this vaguely-recognised phenomenon is startlingly new and only semi-known.' Frank Whaling

Preface
The Transmission of Christian Faith
A History of the Expansion of Christianity Reconsideredp. 3
Christianity in the Non-Western Worldp. 27
From Christendom to World Christianityp. 49
The Ephesian Momentp. 72
Africa in Christian History
Africa in Christian Historyp. 85
African Christianity in the History of Religionsp. 116
Africa as the Theatre of Christian Engagement with Islam in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 136
Samuel Ajayi Crowther (1807-1891)p. 155
The Significance of Harry Sawyerrp. 165
Vignettes of the Missionary Movement from the West
Carrying the White Man's Burdenp. 177
The Protestant Missionary Awakening in Its European Contextp. 194
The Missionary Movementp. 215
The Multiple Conversions of Timothy Richardp. 236
The Scottish Missionary Diasporap. 259
Missiologist of the Roadp. 273
Indexp. 279
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ISBN: 9780567088697
ISBN-10: 0567088693
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 21st March 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.5  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1