Interpreting Contemporary Christianity

Interpreting Contemporary Christianity


Author: Kalu, Ogbu, Low, Alaine
Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans
ISBN: 9780802862426
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 384
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In this multidisciplinary interpretation of world Christianity and the changing shape of the global religious landscape, scholars consider the complex dynamics shaping Christianity’s recent expansion in all parts of the globe. They view the explanations of homogenization or American cultural influence as being necessarily limited and point to the far more varied intersections of external influence and indigenous appropriation. The geographical coverage and the voices from various corners of the globe exemplify the shift of Christianity’s center of gravity away from the northern hemisphere. New voices, new methods, and new perspectives emerge here.


Afe Adogame
Edith L. Blumhofer
Joel Carpenter
Paul Freston
Anthony dela Fuente
Jehu J. Hanciles
Brian M. Howell
Ogbu U. Kalu
Sebastian C. H. Kim
Philomena Njeri Mwaura
John Parratt
Dana L. Robert
Brian Stanley
Diane Stinton
Feiya Tao
Kevin Xiyi Yao

Ogbu Kalu, Editor

Ogbu U. Kalu (1942–2009) was the Henry Winters Luce Professor of World Christianity and Mission at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago. He was also the author or editor of 16 books.

Alaine Lowe, Editor

Alaine Low is an Associate Lecturer at the Open University.

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Dimensions 23 × 16 cm


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