New PDF release: Whose Religion Is Christianity?: The Gospel beyond the West

By Lamin Sanneh

ISBN-10: 0802821642

ISBN-13: 9780802821645

Many historians of faith now realize that Christianity is a world religion whose such a lot shiny expression and progress are came upon this day within the non-Western global. yet nobody explores this fact and its implications for contemporary lifestyles with the intensity of studying and private perception of Lamin Sanneh.

This publication is exclusive within the literature of global Christianity, now not least for its novel constitution. Sanneh's attractive narrative takes the shape of a self-interview within which he asks questions about the cross-cultural growth of Christianity and offers insightful solutions and significant predictions concerning the destiny. this system additionally permits Sanneh to trace advancements in international Christianity even whereas giving consciousness to the responses and involvement of indigenous peoples round the world.

Sanneh's personal history and lifetime involvement with non-Western cultures convey a richness of viewpoint no longer present in the other booklet on global Christianity. for instance, Sanneh highlights what's specific approximately Christianity as an international faith, and he bargains a well timed comparability of Christianity with Islam's personal missionary culture. The e-book additionally provides delight of position to the recipients of the Christian message instead of to the missionaries themselves. certainly, Sanneh argues the following that the gospel isn't really owned by way of the West and that the way forward for the culture lies in its "world" character.

Literate, proper, and hugely unique, Whose faith Is Christianity? offers a stimulating new outlook on religion and tradition that might curiosity a variety of readers.

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