How Christianity Became a World Religion
By (author) Dana L. Robert
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Christian Mission by Dana L. Robert
Book DescriptionExploring 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
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631236191
(235mm x 161mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dana L. Robert
Christian Mission, Paperback (February 2009)
Although stereotyped as an aspect of colonialism, Christian missions brought about massive shifts in the nature of Christianity, which by this century has become a religion largely practiced outside the west. This illuminating book provides a brief history of Christian missions and their relationship to the current globalization of Christianity.
Converting Colonialism, Paperback (November 2007)» View all books by Dana L. Robert
Examine relationship between missionaries and nineteenth-century European colonialism, and between indigenous converts and colonial contexts in which they lived. This book's contributors are notable historians in their fields, and concrete historical situations that they explore show the complexity of missionary efforts to "convert" colonialism.
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Author Biography - Dana L. Robert
Dana L. Robert is the Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and the History of Mission at Boston University. She is the author or editor of numerous works on the history of Christian missions and non-western Christianity, including American Women in Mission: A Social History of their Thought and Practice (1997).
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