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A history of unparalleled scope that charts the global transformation of Christianity during an age of profound political and cultural change

Christianity in the Twentieth Century charts the transformation of one of the world's great religions during an age marked by world wars, genocide, nationalism, decolonization, and powerful ideological currents, many of them hostile to Christianity. Written by a leading scholar of world Christianity, the book traces how Christianity evolved from a religion defined by the culture and politics of Europe to the expanding polycentric and multicultural faith it is today--one whose growing popular support is strongest in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, China, and other parts of Asia.

Brian Stanley sheds critical light on themes of central importance for understanding the global contours of modern Christianity, illustrating each one with contrasting case studies, usually taken from different parts of the world. Unlike other books on world Christianity, this one is not a regional survey or chronological narrative, nor does it focus on theology or ecclesiastical institutions. Rather, Stanley provides a history of Christianity as a popular faith experienced and lived by its adherents, telling a compelling and multifaceted story of Christendom's fortunes in Europe, North America, and across the rest of the globe.

Transnational in scope and drawing on the latest scholarship, Christianity in the Twentieth Century demonstrates how Christianity has had less to fear from the onslaughts of secularism than from the readiness of Christians themselves to accommodate their faith to ideologies that privilege racial identity or radical individualism.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. List of Maps
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xxix-xxii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. 1 Wars and Rumors of Wars: The Response of British and American Churches to the First World War
  2. pp. 12-35
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  1. 2 Holy Nations? Uneasy Marriages between Christianity and Nationalism
  2. pp. 36-56
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  1. 3 The Power of the Word and Prophecy: Pathways of Conversion in Africa and the Pacific
  2. pp. 57-78
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  1. 4 Making War on the Saints: The Church under Siege in France and the Soviet Union
  2. pp. 79-101
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  1. 5 Contrasting Patterns of Belonging and Believing: Scandinavia and the United States
  2. pp. 102-126
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  1. 6 Is Christ Divided? The Ecumenical Movement and Its Converse
  2. pp. 127-149
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  1. 7 The Voice of Your Brother’s Blood: Christianity, Ethnic Hatred, and Genocide in Nazi Germany and Rwanda
  2. pp. 150-171
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  1. 8 Aliens in a Strange Land? Living in an Islamic Context in Egypt and Indonesia
  2. pp. 172-192
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  1. 9 That the World May Believe: Christian Mission to the Modern World
  2. pp. 193-215
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  1. 10 Good News to the Poor? Theologies of Liberation in Latin America and Palestine
  2. pp. 216-238
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  1. 11 Doing Justice in South Africa and Canada: The Human Rights Agenda, Race, and Indigenous Peoples
  2. pp. 239-265
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  1. 12 A Noise of War in the Camp: Human Rights, Gender, and Sexuality
  2. pp. 266-288
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  1. 13 The Spirit and the spirits: Global Pentecostal Christianities
  2. pp. 289-312
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  1. 14 The Eastern Orthodox Church and the Modern World
  2. pp. 313-336
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  1. 15 Migrant Churches
  2. pp. 337-356
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 357-366
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 367-428
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 429-470
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 471-479
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400890316
Related ISBN(s)
9780691157108, 9780691196848
MARC Record
OCLC
1053519556
Pages
504
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-22
Language
English
Open Access
No

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