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The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West, and the World

Lamin Sanneh and Joel A. Carpenter

Abstract

Featuring cases from contemporary Africa and the Caribbean and from the history of Christianity in Asia, this book examines the new forms of Christianity emerging from the global south and east. These essays highlight the spiritual universe, communal relationships, cultural and religious creativity, and perspectives on wealth, power, and public affairs that animate contemporary world Christianity. The first six chapters investigate (1) gospel musicians and revival movements in the eastern Caribbean, (2) views of witchcraft among Christians in Nigeria, (3) the problem of sustaining missionary-f ... More

Keywords: African Christianity, Asian Christianity, Burma, Caribbean, contextual theology, Ghana, gospel music, Mozambique, Nigeria, mission theory, theology of religion, witchcraft, world Christianity, world religions, Zimbabwe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195177282
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2005 DOI:10.1093/0195177282.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lamin Sanneh, editor
Yale University
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Joel A. Carpenter, editor
Calvin College
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