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

Description
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 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.