Interpreting Contemporary Christianity: Global Processes and Local Identities

Interpreting Contemporary Christianity: Global Processes and Local Identities

By: Ogbu U. Kalu (editor), Alaine Low (editor)Paperback

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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. Contributors: 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

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  • publication date: 31/01/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780802862426
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780802862426
  • weight: 540
  • ISBN10: 080286242X

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