The Wiley Blackwell Companion to World Christianity (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion)

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to World Christianity (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Religion)

By: Lamin Sanneh (editor), Michael J. McClymond (editor)Hardback

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Christianity presents a collection of essays that explore a range of topics relating to the rise, spread, and influence of Christianity throughout the world. Features contributions from renowned scholars of history and religion from around the world Addresses the origins and global expansion of Christianity over the course of two millennia Covers a wide range of themes relating to Christianity, including women, worship, sacraments, music, visual arts, architecture, and many more Explores the development of Christian traditions over the past two centuries across several continents and the rise in secularization

About Author

Lamin Sanneh is the D. Willis James Professor of World Christianity and of History at Yale University. He is the author of more than 200 articles and a dozen books on Islam and Christianity. Michael McClymond is Professor of Modern Christianity at Saint Louis University. He is the author of Familiar Stranger: An Introduction to Jesus of Nazareth (2004), editor of The Encyclopedia of Religious Revivals in America (2007), and co-author of The Theology of Jonathan Edwards (2012).


Notes on Contributors ix Abbreviations xxi 1 Introduction 1 Lamin Sanneh and Michael J. McClymond I. Historical Section 19 A. The Roots (50 1750 ce) 2 Jewish and Hellenic Worlds and Christian Origins 21 John J. Collins 3 The Triumph of Hellenization in Early Christianity 32 Wendy Elgersma Helleman 4 Ancient Eastern Christianity: Syria, Persia, Central Asia, and India 43 Scott W. Sunquist 5 Christianity and the European Conversions 54 Tomas O Sullivan 6 Byzantium and Islam in the Mediterranean World 67 James C. Skedros 7 The Medieval Synthesis: Religion, Society, and Culture 78 Joseph P. Huffmann 8 Early Modern Missions and Maritime Expansion 96 Felipe Fernandez-Armesto 9 Bibles, Printing, Books, Churches 107 Lori Ferrell 10 The Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Reformation 119 Jeffrey Klaiber B. Issues in the Modern Period (1750 2000 ce) 129 11 The Legacy of Christendom 131 Philip Jenkins 12 Slavery, Antislavery, and Christianity: Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean 142 Christopher Schmidt-Nowara 13 Medicine, Agriculture, and Technology in the Missionary Enterprise 153 Christopher H. Grundmann 14 Schools and Education in the Missionary Enterprise 166 Norman Etherington 15 Conversion, Converts, and National Identity 176 J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu 16 Church and State Relations in the Colonial Period 190 Brian Stanley 17 Ideologies, the Quest for a Just Society, and Christian Responses 200 Govert Buijs 18 The Ecumenical Movement: Why Violence, Why Not Peace? 218 Jan van Butselaar 19 Vatican II: Renewal, Accommodation, Inculturation 231 Peter C. Phan 20 Christian Revival and Renewal Movements 244 Michael J. McClymond II. Thematic Section 263 21 Bible Translation, Culture, and Religion 265 Lamin Sanneh 22 Christianity and Interreligious Encounters 282 Martin Ganeri 23 Women in Church, State, and Society 302 Angelyn Dries 24 Worship, Liturgy, Sacraments 318 Geoffrey Wainwright 25 Freedom, Persecution, and the Status of Christian Minorities 330 John Witte, Jr. and M. Christian Green 26 Christianity and Western Classical Music (1700 2000) 350 David Martin 27 Music in the Newer Churches 359 Brian Schrag 28 Visual Arts in World Christianity 368 Volker Kuster 29 Church Architecture Worldwide since 1800 386 David R. Bains 30 Charismatic Gifts: Healing, Tongue-Speaking, Prophecy, and Exorcism 399 Michael J. McClymond 31 Changing Uses of Old and New Media in World Christianity 419 Jolyon Mitchell and Jeremy Kidwell 32 Global Evangelical and Pentecostal Politics 432 Paul Freston III. Christianity Since 1800: An Analysis by Regions and Traditions 449 33 The Middle East and North Africa, I: Egypt and North Africa 451 George Berbary 34 The Middle East and North Africa, II: Christians in the Ottoman Empire and in Bilad al-Sham 458 Souad Slim 35 African Christianity: Historical and Thematic Horizons 468 Lamin Sanneh 36 Christianity in Western Europe 488 Simon Coleman 37 Russia and Eastern Europe 500 Scott M. Kenworthy 38 Latin America and the Caribbean 511 Stephen Dove 39 North America 523 Amanda Porterfield 40 South Asia 535 Chandra Mallampalli 41 China 546 Daniel H. Bays 42 Korea, Japan, the Philippines, and Southeast Asia 561 J. Nelson Jennings, Yong Kyu Park, and Antolin V. Uy 43 Christianity in Australia and Oceania (ca. 1800 2000) 575 Stuart Piggin and Peter Lineham 44 The Historical Development of Christianity in Oceania 588 Manfred Ernst and Anna Anisi 45 Roman Catholicism since 1800 605 Thomas P. Rausch 46 Orthodoxy and Eastern Christianity 617 John A. McGuckin 47 Anglicanism 628 Kevin Ward 48 Protestantism 641 Alister McGrath 49 Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity 653 Allan H. Anderson 50 Indigenous and Vernacular Christianity 664 Michele Miller Sigg, Eva M. Pascal, and Gina A. Zurlo IV. Expansion and Secularization: A Demographic and Statistical Analysis 683 51 The Transmission of Christian Faith: A Reflection 685 Andrew Walls 52 The Demographics and Dynamics of the World Christian Movement 699 Todd M. Johnson 53 Christianity in Europe and North America: Decline, Transition, or Pluralization? 719 David Martin Index 733

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  • ISBN10: 1405153768

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