How Christianity Became a World Religion
By Dana L. Robert
(Wiley-Blackwell, Paperback, 9780631236207, 232pp.)
Publication Date: March 2009
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
Exploring how Christianity became a world religion, this brief history examines Christian missions and their relationship to the current globalization of Christianity.
- A short and enlightening history of Christian missions: a phenomenon that many say reflects the single most important intercultural movement over a sustained period of human history
- Offers a thematic overview that takes into account the political, cultural, social, and theological issues
- Discusses the significance of missions to the globalization of Christianity, and broadens our understanding of Christianity as a multicultural world religion
- Helps Western audiences understand the meaning of mission as a historical process
- Contains several new maps that illustrate demographic shifts in world Christianity
Dana L. Robert is the Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and the History of Mission at Boston University. She is the author or editor of numerous works on the history of Christian missions and non-western Christianity, including American Women in Mission: A Social History of their Thought and Practice (1997).