Studies in World Christianity

The "coming of Global Christianity," as historian Philip Jenkins put it, is gaining broad interest and attention, and its signs are quite evident. Africans lead the World Council of Churches and several of the Protestant world communions as well. China and Brazil are now closing in on the United States as the world's largest national population of Christians. And not only has the balance of Christianity's place in the world tipped markedly toward the global South and East, but so has public and scholarly consciousness of it. This series features original scholarly works focused on particular movements, traditions, ideas or historic episodes in the development of Christianity in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific, and among migrating communities from these regions.

Christianity and Catastrophe in South Sudan: Civil War, Migration, and the Rise of Dinka Anglicanism

by Jesse A. Zink
Published: October 2018
ISBN: 9781481308229

Amidst a catastrophic civil war that began in 1983 and ended in 2005, many Dinka people in Sudan repudiated their inherited religious beliefs and embraced a vibrant Anglican faith. Christianity and Catastrophe in South Sudan chronicles the emergence of this grassroots religious movement, arguing that Christianity offered the Dinka new resources that allowed them to cope with a rapidly changing world and provided answers to the spiritual questions that war raised.


Missionary Christianity and Local Religion Missionary Christianity and Local Religion. American Evangelicalism in North India, 1836-1870

by Arun W. Jones
Published: September 15, 2017
ISBN: 9781602584327

In Missionary Christianity and Local Religion Arun Jones documents the story of how preexisting indigenous bhakti movements and western missionary evangelicalism met to form the cornerstone for the foundational communities of North Indian Christianity.


The Rise of Pentecostalism in Modern El Salvador The Rise of Pentecostalism in Modern El Salvador

by Timothy H. Wadkins
Published: August 1, 2017
ISBN: 9781481307123

The Rise of Pentecostalism in Modern El Salvador explores how this vast social transformation has opened the gates to runaway religious creativity and competition.


Global Christianity and the Black Atlantic Global Christianity and the Black Atlantic

by Andrew E. Barnes
Published: February 1, 2017
ISBN: 9781481303927

Many Europeans saw Africa’s colonization as an exhibition of European racial ascendancy. African Christians saw Africa’s subjugation as a demonstration of European technological superiority. If the latter was the case, then the path to Africa’s liberation ran through the development of a competitive African technology.


Evangelical Christian Baptists of Georgia Evangelical Christian Baptists of Georgia

by Malkhaz Songulashvili
Published: September 1, 2015
ISBN: 9781481301107

Malkhaz Songulashvili, former Archbishop of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia (EBCG), provides a pioneering, exacting, and sweeping history of Georgian Baptists. Utilizing archival sources in Georgian, Russian, German, and English—translating many of these crucial documents for the first time into English—he recounts the history of the EBCG from its formation in 1867 to the present.


China, Christianity, and the Question of Culture China, Christianity, and the Question of Culture

by Yang Huilin
Foreword: David Lyle Jeffrey; Edited: Zhang Jing
Published: October 15, 2014
ISBN: 9781481300186

China, Christianity, and the Question of Culture illuminates the unexplored links between Christianity and Chinese culture, from Christianity and higher education in China to the rural acculturation of Christian ideology by indigenous communities.


CONVERTS TO CIVIL SOCIETY Converts to Civil Society

by Lida V. Nedilsky
Published: July 1, 2014
ISBN: 9781481300322

Lida V. Nedilsky captures the public ramifications of a personal, Christian faith at the time of Hong Kong’s pivotal political turmoil. From 1997 to 2008, in the much-anticipated reintegration of Hong Kong into Chinese sovereignty, she conducted detailed interviews of more than fifty Hong Kong people and then followed their daily lives, documenting their involvement at the intersection of church and state.


Global Christianity and the Black Atlantic The Making of Korean Christianity

by Sung-Deuk Oak
Published: November 1, 2013
ISBN: 9781602585768

The melding of indigenous Korean religions and Christianity led to a highly localized Korean Christianity that flourished in the early modern era. The Making of Korean Christianity sorts fact from myth in this exhaustive examination of the local and global forces that shaped Christianity on the Korean Peninsula.


The Evangelical Movement in Ethiopia The Evangelical Movement in Ethiopia

by Tibebe Eshete
Published: April 15, 2009
ISBN: 9781602580022

In this sweeping history, Tibebe Eshete presents a new view of Ethiopian Christianity. Synthesizing existing scholarship with original interviews and archival research, he demonstrates that the vernacular nature of the Ethiopian church played a critical role in the development of a state church.