Handbook of Global Contemporary Christianity: Themes and by Stephen J Hunt

By Stephen J Hunt

The Handbook of worldwide modern Christianity: topics and advancements in tradition, Politics, and Society maps the variations, in addition to the continuities, of the most important of the key religions - enticing with the serious international matters which relate to the religion in a quick altering global. foreign specialists within the sector supply contributions concentrating on international pursuits; nearby traits and advancements; Christianity, the nation, politics and polity; and Christianity and social variety. jointly the participants offer a finished therapy of overall healthiness of the faith as Christianity enters its 3rd millennium in lifestyles and information the demanding situations and dilemmas dealing with its numerous expressions, either outdated and new. the quantity is a spouse to the Handbook of up to date worldwide Christianity: events, associations, and Allegiance.

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