History of the World Christian Movement

History of the World Christian Movement


Author: Dale T Irvin and Scott W Sunquist
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 9781570753961
Format: Paperback
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This first comprehensive account of Christianity as a world religion is a landmark, offering the work of five years of a team of 43 international scholars and consultants. For the first time, the peoples of Asia, Africa, and the Near East take their rightful place in the account of the unfolding of the Christian story from its beginnings to the 15th century.


Dale T Irvin is President of New York Theological Seminary and Professor of World Christianity. He is the author of Christian Histories, Christian Traditioning.

Scott W Sunquist is Dean of the School of Intercultural Studies and Professor of World Christianity at Fuller Theological Seminary.


“Traditional church histories…underestimate its role in the history of Asia and Africa…This corrective to the understanding of the history of Christianity has long been necessary, and has been successfully accomplished by the authors and their consultants. This is an excellent, scholarly study which will be of great use to university students of Christianity.” W H C Frend, in Theology (UK).

“Hands down, this is the most balanced, comprehensive survey of pre-Reformation church history yet published . I have taught church history for a long time but I gained new insights from every chapter.” George Harper, in Journal of Asian Mission


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