whose religion is christianity

Download Book Whose Religion Is Christianity in PDF format. You can Read Online Whose Religion Is Christianity here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Whose Religion Is Christianity

Author : Lamin Sanneh
ISBN : 0802821642
Genre : Religion
File Size : 48. 9 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 348
Read : 433

Download Now


An analysis of the growth of global Christianity.

Disciples Of All Nations

Author : Lamin O. Sanneh
ISBN : 9780195189605
Genre : History
File Size : 56. 71 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 230
Read : 1210

Download Now


Tracing the rise of Christianity to its key role in Europe's maritime and colonial expansion, this text sheds light on the ways in which societies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America have been drawn into the Christian orbit.

Christian Mission

Author : Dana L. Robert
ISBN : 1444308815
Genre : Religion
File Size : 47. 67 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 180
Read : 774

Download Now


Exploring how Christianity became a world religion, this brief history examines Christian missions and their relationship to the current globalization of Christianity. A short and enlightening history of Christian missions: a phenomenon that many say reflects the single most important intercultural movement over a sustained period of human history Offers a thematic overview that takes into account the political, cultural, social, and theological issues Discusses the significance of missions to the globalization of Christianity, and broadens our understanding of Christianity as a multicultural world religion Helps Western audiences understand the meaning of mission as a historical process Contains several new maps that illustrate demographic shifts in world Christianity

Christianity And Other Religions

Author : John Hick
ISBN : 9781780746715
Genre : Religion
File Size : 31. 84 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 534
Read : 1284

Download Now


Edited by two prominent names in interfaith dialogue, this is a stimulating introduction to the complex relationships between Christianity and other faiths. Featuring eleven essays from some of the key thinkers in the Christian tradition, /Christianity and Other Religions/ is an engaged and challenging examination of the past, present, and future of Christianity in a multi-faith world. It covers both Catholic and Protestant approaches, and features a wide spectrum of views, including the uncompromising absolutism of Karl Barth and Pope John Paul II, the more ecumenical approaches of Karl Rahner and Hans Kung, and the religious pluralism of Wilfred Cantwell Smith and John Hick, among others. Suitable for the student and interested reader alike, and with an extensive bibliography providing a guide to further reading, this book is ideal for schools, universities, church discussion groups, and for individual reflection.

The Triumph Of Christianity

Author : Bart D. Ehrman
ISBN : 9781501136726
Genre : Religion
File Size : 70. 56 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 644
Read : 293

Download Now


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the bestselling authority on early Christianity, the story of how Christianity grew from a religion of twenty or so peasants in rural Galilee to the dominant religion in the West in less than four hundred years. Christianity didn’t have to become the dominant religion in the West. It easily could have remained a sect of Judaism fated to have the historical importance of the Sadducees or the Essenes. In The Triumph of Christianity, Bart Ehrman, a master explainer of Christian history, texts, and traditions, shows how a religion whose first believers were twenty or so illiterate day laborers in a remote part of the empire became the official religion of Rome, converting some thirty million people in just four centuries. The Triumph of Christianity combines deep knowledge and meticulous research in an eye-opening, immensely readable narrative that upends the way we think about the single most important cultural transformation our world has ever seen—one that revolutionized art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics, economics, and law.

Christianity After Religion

Author : Diana Butler Bass
ISBN : 9780062098283
Genre : Religion
File Size : 62. 69 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 347
Read : 1013

Download Now


Diana Butler Bass, one of contemporary Christianity’s leading trend-spotters, exposes how the failings of the church today are giving rise to a new “spiritual but not religious” movement. Using evidence from the latest national polls and from her own cutting-edge research, Bass, the visionary author of A People’s History of Christianity, continues the conversation began in books like Brian D. McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity and Harvey Cox’s The Future of Faith, examining the connections—and the divisions—between theology, practice, and community that Christians experience today. Bass’s clearly worded, powerful, and probing Christianity After Religion is required reading for anyone invested in the future of Christianity.

Redeemed By Fire

Author : Lian, Xi
ISBN : 9780300123395
Genre : History
File Size : 39. 17 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 955
Read : 412

Download Now


This book is the first to address the history and future of homegrown, mass Chinese Christianity. Drawing on a large collection of fresh sources—including contemporaneous accounts, diaries, memoirs, archival material, and interviews—Lian Xi traces the transformation of Protestant Christianity in twentieth-century China from a small, beleaguered “missionary” church buffeted by antiforeignism to an indigenous popular religion energized by nationalism and millenarianism. Lian shows that, with a current membership that rivals that of the Chinese Communist Party, and the ability to galvanize China’s millions into apocalyptic convulsion and messianic exuberance, the popular Christian movement channels the aspirations and the discontent of the masses and will play an important role in shaping the country’s future.

Christianity Made In Japan

Author : Mark Mullins
ISBN : 0824821327
Genre : Religion
File Size : 35. 48 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 954
Read : 191

Download Now


For centuries the accommodation between Japan and Christianity has been an uneasy one. Compared with others of its Asian neighbors, the churches in Japan have never counted more than a small minority of believers more or less resigned to patterns of ritual and belief transplanted from the West. But there is another side to the story, one little known and rarely told: the rise of indigenous movements aimed at a Christianity that is at once made in Japan and faithful to the scriptures and apostolic tradition. Christianity Made in Japan draws on extensive field research to give an intriguing and sympathetic look behind the scenes and into the lives of the leaders and followers of several indigenous movements in Japan. Focusing on the native response rather than Western missionary efforts and intentions, it presents varieties of new interpretations of the Christian tradition. It gives voice to the unheard perceptions and views of many Japanese Christians, while raising questions vital to the self-understanding of Christianity as a truly world religion. This ground-breaking study makes a largely unknown religious world accessible to outsiders for the first time. Students and scholars alike will find it a valuable addition to the literature on Japanese religions and society and on the development of Christianity outside the West. By offering an alternative approach to the study and understanding of Christianity as a world religion and the complicated process of cross-cultural diffusion, it represents a landmark that will define future research in the field.

Christianity And World Religions

Author : Derek Cooper
ISBN : 1596384468
Genre : Religion
File Size : 31. 43 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 269
Read : 460

Download Now


This book takes a tour of the world's most influential religions in tow parts. The first part discusses the essentials of these faiths. The second part of the book surveys Christian responses to other religions - from the point of view of biblical authors and historically in the church. The appendix includes some helpful primary and secondary books relating to this theme for those who would like to read more.

The Darkening Age

Author : Catherine Nixey
ISBN : 9780544800939
Genre : History
File Size : 49. 79 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 115
Read : 943

Download Now


A bold new history of the rise of Christianity, showing how its radical followers ravaged vast swathes of classical culture, plunging the world into an era of dogma and intellectual darkness “Searingly passionate…Nixey writes up a storm. Each sentence is rich, textured, evocative, felt…[A] ballista-bolt of a book.” —New York Times Book Review In Harran, the locals refused to convert. They were dismembered, their limbs hung along the town’s main street. In Alexandria, zealots pulled the elderly philosopher-mathematician Hypatia from her chariot and flayed her to death with shards of broken pottery. Not long before, their fellow Christians had invaded the city’s greatest temple and razed it—smashing its world-famous statues and destroying all that was left of Alexandria’s Great Library. Today, we refer to Christianity’s conquest of the West as a “triumph.” But this victory entailed an orgy of destruction in which Jesus’s followers attacked and suppressed classical culture, helping to pitch Western civilization into a thousand-year-long decline. Just one percent of Latin literature would survive the purge; countless antiquities, artworks, and ancient traditions were lost forever. As Catherine Nixey reveals, evidence of early Christians’ campaign of terror has been hiding in plain sight: in the palimpsests and shattered statues proudly displayed in churches and museums the world over. In The Darkening Age, Nixey resurrects this lost history, offering a wrenching account of the rise of Christianity and its terrible cost.

Top Download:

Best Books