“The emerging field of ‘world Christianity’ presents both new opportunities and serious intellectual challenges for scholars and students of all disciplines that take religion seriously. This stimulating collection of essays will prove an invaluable guide to the terrain, illuminating current debates and highlighting neglected themes for future exploration.”—Brian Stanley, University of Edinburgh
“The publication of this book signals the firm establishment of the study of world Christianity as a new and burgeoning discipline. This groundbreaking collection will serve as a valuable first textbook for world Christianity and its related courses.” —Wonsuk Ma, Oral Roberts University
This edited volume provides a critical reassessment of the study of world Christianity that connects historical developments to current debates and new trajectories. It is a detailed treatment of a wide range of issues and debates that present a growing challenge to arguably the fastest growing field of study in the theological academy today. Contributors include Dale Irvin, Dana Robert, Paul Kollman, Kwok Pui-lan, and Gemma Tulud Cruz.
Contributors include Dale T. Irvin, New York Theological Seminary; Dana L. Robert, Boston University; Paul Kollman, University of Notre Dame; Kwok Pui-lan, Candler School of Theology, Emory University; and Gemma Tulud Cruz, Australian Catholic University.
Jehu J. Hanciles is the D.W. Ruth Brooks Professor of World Christianity and director of the World Christianity Program at Candler School of Theology (Emory University). Originally from Sierra Leone, he is author of Euthanasia of a Mission: African Church Autonomy in a Colonial Context and Beyond Christendom: Globalization, African Migration, and the Transformation of the West