Joel Cabrita, Ph.D. 2008, University of Cambridge, is a University Lecturer in World Christianities in the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. Her first book was a history of the production, use and reception of sacred texts Text and Authority in a South African Church (Cambridge University Press, 2012).
David Maxwell D.Phil. 1994, University of Oxford is Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Fellow of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge. With Patrick Harries he co-edited The Spiritual in the Secular. Missionaries and Knowledge about Africa (2012).
Emma Wild-Wood, Ph.D. 2005, University of Edinburgh, directs the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide and teaches in the Faculty of Divinity. She wrote Migration and Christian Identity in Congo (2008) and co-edited with Kevin Ward The East African Revival (2012).
All interested in Christian missions and missiology and World Christianity, at undergraduate, graduate and specialist level. All interested in transregional or global studies within theology, missiology, history, anthropology and literary studies.
Table of contents
Introduction: Locating World Christianity
Joel Cabrita and David Maxwell
Connections and Comparisons
1 Historical Perspectives on Christianity Worldwide: Connections, Comparisons and Consciousness
2 British Missions and the Making of a Brazilian Protestant Public
3 Parachurch Competition in the Latin American Religious Marketplace: Scriptural Inerrancy and the Reshaping of Global Protestant Evangelicalism
David C. Kirkpatrick
4 Doing Theology in World Christianities: Old Tasks, New Ways
Peter C. Phan
5 World Christianity as a Theological Approach: A Reflection on Central and Eastern Europe
6 The Orientalist Framework of Christian Conversion in India: Three Venues of ‘Inducement’ from Colonial Times to the Present
Place and Belonging in World Christianity
7 Christian Social Movements in Cameroon at the End of Empire: Transnational Solidarities and the Communion of the World Church
8 Maintaining Faith in the Chinese World
9 Anthropological Perspectives on World Christianity
Migration and Diaspora
10 Defender of the Faith: The United States and World Christianity
11 The Death Throes of Indigenous Christians in the Middle East: Assyrians Living Under the Islamic State
12 Symbolising Charismatic Influence: Contemporary African Pentecostalism and its Global Aspirations
J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu
Afterword: Relocating Unity and Theology in the Study of World Christianity