The Unexpected Christian Century (Paperback)

The Reversal and Transformation of Global Christianity, 1900-2000

By Scott W. Sunquist, Mark A. Noll (Foreword by)

Baker Academic, 9780801097461, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2015

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In 1900 many assumed the twentieth century would be a Christian century because Western "Christian empires" ruled most of the world. What happened instead is that Christianity in the West declined dramatically, the empires collapsed, and Christianity's center moved to Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific. How did this happen so quickly? Respected scholar and teacher Scott Sunquist surveys the most recent century of Christian history, highlighting epochal changes in global Christianity. He also suggests lessons we can learn from this remarkable global Christian reversal. Ideal for an introduction to Christianity or a church history course, this book includes a foreword by Mark Noll.

About the Author

Scott W. Sunquist (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is president of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He previously served as dean of the School of Intercultural Studies and professor of world Christianity at Fuller Theological Seminary. Sunquist authored the Christianity Today Book Award winner Understanding Christian Mission, coauthored the multivolume History of the World Christian Movement, and coedited A Dictionary of Asian Christianity.