The World's Christians: Who they are, Where they are, and How they got there

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Wiley, Mar 29, 2011 - Religion - 416 pages
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Written by an award-winning author, this well-organized and comprehensive introduction to global Christianity illuminates the many ways the world's Christians live their faith today.
  • Covers the entire globe: Africa, Asia, and Latin America as well as Europe, North America, and the Pacific
  • Provides impartial, in-depth descriptions of the world's four major Christian traditions: Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, and Pentecostal/Charismatic
  • Utilizes the best available sources to produce an up-to-date profile of demographic trends in the Christian population
  • Blends history, sociology, anthropology, and theology to create a rich, multi-layered analysis of the world Christian movement  
  • Features clear maps and 4-color illustrations throughout the volume  

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About the author (2011)

Douglas Jacobsen is Distinguished Professor of Church History and Theology at Messiah College. He is author of numerous books, including Thinking in the Spirit: Theologies of the Early Pentecostal Movement (2003), which received the Pneuma Award from the Society for Pentecostal Studies, and The American University in a Postsecular Age (with Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen, 2008), winner of the 2009 Lilly Fellows Book Award.

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