Atlas of Global Christianity

Atlas of Global Christianity

By: Todd M. Johnson (editor), Kenneth R. Ross (editor)Hardback

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The Atlas of Global Christianity is a thorough visual reference of the changing status of global Christianity over the 100 years since the epoch-making 'Edinburgh 1910' World Missionary Conference. It is the first scholarly atlas to depict the twentieth-century shift of Christianity to the Global South. It is also the first to map Christian affiliation at the provincial level. The atlas is divided into five major parts: Part I covers the whole world with thematic maps on world issues and world religions comparing the global context of 1910 and 2010. It also contains maps on religious freedom and religious diversity. Part II focuses in on the Christian context with thematic maps on major Christian traditions including Anglicans, Independents, Marginals, Orthodox, Protestants and Roman Catholics as well as Evangelicals and Pentecostals. Part III depicts Christianity by the 21 United Nations regions (Eastern Africa, Western Africa, Southern Africa, etc). Each region is described in four pages including an historical essay, maps, graphs, tables and charts. In addition, an essay and maps are included for each of the six United Nations continental areas (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, and Oceania). Part IV views the world through languages, peoples and cities, a new area of scholarly analysis of Christianity and its resources. Part V focuses on Christian mission by analysing data on missionaries, finance, Bible translation, media broadcasting, and other forms of evangelisation. In the back sleeve, a CD with an interactive presentation assistant is included. It contains presentation-ready maps, charts, graphs and tables for classroom use. Key Features * First scholarly atlas to document the shift of Christianity to the Global South * Contextual maps of world issues and major religious traditions * Global coverage of religious freedom and religious diversity * First atlas to map Christian affiliation at the provincial level * Ecumenical and global coverage, including all Christian traditions in every country * Full-colour maps of Christian affiliation in every United Nations region in the world * Historical essays on Christianity 1910-2010 by scholars from each region of the world * Interactive presentation assistant on CD of all maps and graphics for classroom use

About Author

Todd M. Johnson is Research Fellow in the Study of Global Christianity and Director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity (CSGC) at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the co-author (with David Barrett and George T. Kurian) of the second edition of the World Christian encyclopedia (Oxford University Press 2001) and World Christian Trends (William Carey Library 2001). He is editor of the World Christian Database (Brill 2007) located at www.worldchristiandatabase.org. Kenneth R. Ross is Council Secretary of the Church of Scotland World Mission Council and Honorary Fellow of the Edinburgh University School of Divinity. Previously he served as Professor of Theology at Chancellor College, University of Malawi. His books include Gospel Ferment in Malawi: Theological Essays and Here Comes Your King! Christ, Church and Nation in Malawi. Since 2001 he has chaired the Scottish Towards 2010 Council which has created energy around the centenary of the Edinburgh 1910 World Missionary Conference.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780748632671
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780748632671
  • weight: 2763
  • ISBN10: 0748632670

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