The World's Christians

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The World's Christians

Who They Are, Where They Are, and How They Got There

By Douglas Jacobsen

Wiley-Blackwell, Paperback, 9781405188876, 399pp.

Publication Date: May 6, 2011

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.

About the Author
Douglas Jacobsen (PhD, University of Chicago) is distinguished professor of church history and theology at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of ten books, including "Gracious Christianity"; "Thinking in the Spirit: Theologies of the Early Pentecostal Movement "(Pneuma Award of the Society for Pentecostal Studies); "The American University in a Postsecular Age "(Lilly Fellows Program Book Award); "No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education"; and "The World's Christians: Who They Are, Where They Are, and How They Got There".