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Christianity Reborn
The Global Expansion of Evangelicalism in the Twentieth Century
PAPERBACK; Published: 4/22/2004
ISBN: 978-0-8028-2483-7
Price: $ 45.00
334 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6.25x9.25

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Series: Studies in the History of Christian Missions (SHCM)

Christianity Reborn provides the first transnational in-depth analysis of the global expansion of evangelical Protestantism during the past century. While the growth of evangelical Christianity in the non-Western world has already been documented, the significance of this book lies in its scholarly treatment of that phenomenon.

Written by prominent historians of religion, these chapters explore the expansion of evangelical (including charismatic) Christianity in non-English-speaking lands, with special reference to dynamic indigenous responses. The range of locations covered includes western and southern Africa, eastern and southern Asia, Latin America, and Oceania. The concluding essay provides a sociological account of evangelicalism's success, highlighting its ability to create a multiplicity of faith communities suited to very different ethnic, racial, and geographical regions.

At a time of great interest in the growth of Christianity in the non-Western world, this volume makes an important contribution to our understanding of what may be another turning point in the historical development of evangelical faith.

Marthinus L. Daneel
Allan K. Davidson
Paul Freston
Robert Eric Frykenberg
Jehu J. Hanciles
Philip Yuen-sang Leung
Donald M. Lewis
David Martin
Mark A. Noll
Brian Stanley
W. R. Ward
International Bulletin of Missionary Research, Outstanding Books for Mission Studies (2004)
Christianity Today, Award of Merit, Missions/Global Affairs (2005)
Studies in World Christianity
"Documents more fully than any previous work what Andrew Walls has been proclaiming for many years: the transfer of the fulcrum of world Christianity southwards."