By Lamin Sanneh, Michael McClymond
The Wiley-Blackwell better half to global Christianity offers a suite of essays that discover a variety of subject matters with regards to the increase, unfold, and effect of Christianity in the course of the world.
- Features contributions from well known students of background and faith from round the world
- Addresses the origins and international growth of Christianity over the process millennia
- Covers a variety of topics on the subject of Christianity, together with girls, worship, sacraments, song, visible arts, structure, and lots of more
- Explores the improvement of Christian traditions over the last centuries throughout a number of continents and the increase in secularization
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Recently Christians have celebrated de las Casas as Introduction 13 an early defender of human rights and advocate for social justice (Porterfield). ” During the 1920s in China, Christians became “targets of mass nationalism” and were “denounced as agents of cultural imperialism,” an experience “traumatic for missions and Chinese Christians as well” (Bays). Contrary to popular belief, there was no obvious improvement in attitudes toward non‐European peoples and cultures on the part of European colonizers from the 1700s into the 1900s and “the inter‐war period [1920s–1930s] was marked by the most blatant examples of the permeation of missions by imperial attitudes and ideology” (Etherington).
In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries Christians dealt with the new situation as best they could (Souad al‐Rousse Selim). The rise of Islamism in the late twentieth century raised a host of new issues for Christian–Muslim relations. In predominantly Islamic regions, the issues for Christians are not just theoretical, but concern their basic personal and political freedoms (Witte and Green). Slavery and anti-slavery One of the important though neglected stories of modern abolitionism was that of the slaves who fought on the British side in the American Revolution.
Philo inferred that the God revealed to Moses was absolute Being, in the sense in which Being was conceived by the philosopher Plato. The correlation of the Platonic idea of Being with the God of Israel became the foundation of a whole tradition of philosophical theology that has persisted down to modern times. By the time the Greek translation was made, Hebrew speaking Jews no longer pronounced the divine name. Instead they substituted “the Lord,” Adonai. In the Greek, this was translated as kyrios.
The Wiley Blackwell companion to world Christianity by Lamin Sanneh, Michael McClymond