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Whose Religion Is Christianity

Author : Lamin Sanneh
ISBN : 0802821642
Genre : Religion
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An analysis of the growth of global Christianity.

Disciples Of All Nations

Author : Lamin O. Sanneh
ISBN : 0198040849
Genre : Religion
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Long the dominant religion of the West, Christianity is now rapidly becoming the principal faith in much of the postcolonial world--a development that marks a momentous shift in the religion's very center of gravity. In this eye-opening book, Lamin Sanneh examines the roots of this "post-Western awakening" and the unparalleled richness and diversity, as well as the tension and conflict, it has brought to World Christianity. Tracing Christianity's rise from its birth on the edge of the Roman empire--when it proclaimed itself to be a religion for the entire world, not just for one people, one time, and one place--to its key role in Europe's maritime and colonial expansion, Sanneh sheds new light on the ways in which post-Western societies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America were drawn into the Christian orbit. Ultimately, he shows, these societies outgrew Christianity's colonial forms and restructured it through their own languages and idioms--a process that often occurred outside, and sometimes against, the lines of denominational control. The effect of such changes, Sanneh contends, has been profound, transforming not only worship, prayer, and the interpretation of Scripture, but also art, aesthetics, and music associated with the church. In exploring this story of Christianity's global expansion and its current resurgence in the non-Western world, Sanneh pays close attention to such issues as the faith's encounters with Islam and indigenous religions, as well as with secular ideologies such as Marxism and nationalism. He also considers the challenges that conservative, non-Western forms of Christianity pose to Western liberal values and Enlightenment ideas. Here then is a groundbreaking study of Christianity's role in cultural innovation and historical change--and must reading for all who are concerned with the present and future of the faith.

Piety And Power

Author : Lamin O. Sanneh
ISBN : UOM:39015040705058
Genre : Religion
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In Piety and Power an African scholar provides a unique perspective on historical patterns of religious interaction in West Africa and their meaning for world Christianity and Islam today. Sanneh's topics range from Muhammad's significance for Christians, to an examination of a nineteenth-century "ecumenical" opening between the two faiths in Freetown, to an overview of the relation between religion and politics that directly challenges many Western assumptions about Africa and Islam. Other treatments of Christian-Muslim encounter in Africa are often framed in terms of European colonial and missionary history. In contrast Piety and Power places the inter-faith issues firmly in an African social setting. Sanneh explores the impact of Islam, Christianity, and European mission and colonialism in terms of African adaptations and expressions. An autobiographical essay on his own education in an African Qu'ran school gives readers a rare and revealing look at shows the power and influence of Islamic institutions in their African adaptations.

Wealth Health And Hope In African Christian Religion

Author : Stan Chu Ilo
ISBN : 9781498561280
Genre : Religion
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This volume fills the gap in current scholarship on African Christian religions, Pentecostalism, and the so-called prosperity gospel within the broader search for abundant life through the Christian faith and churches in Africa.

Re Imagining South Asian Religions

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ISBN : 9789004242371
Genre : Religion
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Re-imagining South Asian Religions is a collection of essays offering new ways of understanding aspects of Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, Theosophical, and Indian Christian experiences.

The Changing Face Of Christianity

Author : Lamin O. Sanneh
ISBN : 9780195177282
Genre : History
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The questions and answers about Christianity and its contemporary mission now being formed in the African churches will have enormous influence in the years to come. This volume offers nine new essays addressing this sea-change and its importance for the future of Christianity.

A New Day

Author : Lamin O. Sanneh
ISBN : 1433104563
Genre : Religion
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The unprecedented resurgence, renewal, and rebirth of twenty-first century Christianity in postcolonial societies, such as Asia, Africa, and Latin America, calls for new insights, methodologies, and paradigms since the West can no longer be regarded as the sole citadel and cradle of the Christian faith. The Christian message has been reshaped and reappropriated in different contexts and cultures and, through this cross-cultural transmission and transformation, it has become a world religion. Contextualizing the Christian faith also entails decolonizing its theology, precepts, and dogma. These efforts continue to engender new initiatives and efforts in the intercultural, interconfessional, intercontinental, and interreligious dimensions of world Christianity. A New Day is a collection of essays in honor of Lamin Sanneh, one of the most adamant advocates and apostles of the radical change in the face of Christianity in the twenty-first century. The essays in this book by recognized scholars deal with issues, themes, and perspectives that are important for understanding Christianity as a world religious movement.

Summoned From The Margin

Author : Lamin Sanneh
ISBN : 9780802867421
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sanneh's fascinating journey from his an impoverished village in West Africa to education in the United States and Europe to a distinguished career teaching at the Universities of Yale, Harvard, Aberdeen, and Ghana. Burning theological questions about God's nature and human suffering eventually led Sanneh to convert from Islam to Christianity. He recounts the unusually varied life experiences that have made him who he is today.

Religion And The Variety Of Culture

Author : Lamin O. Sanneh
ISBN : 1563381664
Genre : Religion
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Advocates reconnecting religion and Christianity to culture through a new vision of global neighborliness.

The World S Religions The Study Of Religion Traditional And New Religion

Author : Peter Clarke
ISBN : 9781134922222
Genre : Religion
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Examines the `primitive' (traditional) non -mainstream religion and also 20th century sects such as the Moonies and Scientology. Looks at the `nature' of religion - the general philosophical issues. Written by international specialists.

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