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The Cambridge History of Christianity

Volume 9. World Christianities c.1914–c.2000

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Hugh McLeod, John Pollard, David M. Thompson, Kevin Ward, Allan Anderson, Edmund Tang, Michael Snape, Martin Conway, Christopher Abel, Ogbu U. Kalu, Roswith Gerloff, Colleen McDannell, Katharine Massam, Andrew Chandler, Dianne Kirby, Michael Walsh, Philip Walters, Edward L. Cleary, Steve de Gruchy, David Maxwell, Chandra Mallampalli, John Roxborogh, Richard Fox Young, Bryan Spinks, Daniel Langton, David Thomas, David Cheetham, Duncan B. Forrester, Adrian Thatcher, David Hilliard, Pirjo Markkola, Peter J. Bowler, David Jasper, Andrew Wilson-Dickson, Jutta Vinzent, Nigel Yates
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  • Date Published: February 2006
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521815000

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  • The twentieth century saw changes as dramatic as any in Christian history. The Churches suffered serious losses, both through persecution and through secularization, in what had been for several centuries their European heartlands, but grew fast in Africa and parts of Asia. This volume provides a comprehensive history of Catholicism, Protestantism and the Independent Churches in all parts of the world in the century when Christianity truly became a global religion. Written by a powerful team of specialists from many different countries, the volume is broad in scope.

    • Worldwide coverage of the history of Catholic, Protestant and Independent Christianity in the twentieth century
    • Written by an international team, each an authority in their field, writing in a clear and accessible way
    • Covers key institutions and major new movements in the century when Christianity truly became a global religion
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "These are the final two volumes in a groundbreaking Cambridge series that presents Christianity not simply as a Middle Eastern/Western religion but as a worldwide phenomenon extending to India, East Asia, the Pacific Islands, and sub-Saharan Africa. [...] Both volumes, much like the series as a whole, are essential acquisitions not only for academic and seminary libraries but for large public libraries as well."
    -Library Journal

    "This book really is indispensable reading."
    -Church Times (UK)

    "The editors have recruited squadrons of experts, pulled their chapters into well integrated order, and themselves offered unusually useful summaries and conclusions. The treatment of traditional themes and historical Christian regions is superb, but even better is the innovative work on fresh subjects and new Christian areas of the globe."
    -Mark A. Noll, The Christian Century

    "While many books treat church history, even twentieth century church history. it is unlikely that any treat the subject with equal scope, depth and authority. Chapters are scholarly, yet eminently readable and accessible to general readers...analysis is consistently fair and unflinchingly honest. This excellent title belongs in academic and larger public libraries."
    -American Reference Books Annual

    "This volume in The Cambridge History of Christianity series offers a superb overview of major movements, events, and challenges that impacted Christian churches in the twentieth century...[Hugh McLeod] has assembled an outstanding group of scholars who address specific eras, denominations, or ecclesiastical issues in creative and insightful ways."
    Bill J. Leonard, The Catholic Historical Review

    "This volume offers a comprehensive history of Catholicism, Protestantism and Independent Christian Churches in the twentieth century...a valuable contribution to the faith-life of any Christian...Written by specialists from different cultural backgrounds, the scope of perspectives is broad and ecumenical. It offers a panoramic view of the growth of Christianity and the dynamics inherent in its development. This volume provides what has long been needed: a history of Christianity and the dynamics inherent in its development. This volume provides what has long been needed: a history of Christianity in the twentieth century that embraces all the strands of the Christian tradition...I highly recommend it."
    Lucien J. Richard, Catholic Library World

    "...inspires awe....enormous diversity of of excellent scholars....stands out from rivals by its sheer scale....provide an effective structure....identification and development of themes is thoroughly successful....deeply impressive..."
    --Philip Jenkins

    "This volume is an invaluable asset and is an obligatory purchase by all university libraries as well as individual scholars of modern Christianity, in spite of its substantial cost. Although it possesses the meticulous scholarship and exemplary writing one expects from this specific series and the Cambridge University Press in general, it is also strikingly original in approach and breadth. The footnotes and bibliography are also remarkable; most of the sources are from the last three decades and represent the most up-to-date research." --The Historian

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521815000
    • length: 733 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 50 mm
    • weight: 1.282kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Hugh McLeod
    2. Being a Christian in the early twentieth century Hugh McLeod
    Part I. Institutions and Movements:
    3. The papacy John Pollard
    4. Ecumenism David M. Thompson
    5. Christianity, colonialism and missions Kevin Ward
    6. The pentacostal and charismatic movements Allan Anderson
    7. Independency in Africa and Asia Allan Anderson and Edmund Tang
    Part II. Narratives of Change:
    8. The Great War Michael Snape
    9. Church and state in Europe in the age of the dictators Martin Conway
    10. Latin America c.1914–c.1950 Christopher Abel
    11. African Christianity: from the World Wars to decolonisation Ogbu U. Kalu
    12. The African Diaspora in the Caribbean and Europe from pre-emancipation to the present day Roswith Gerloff
    13. Christianity in the United States during the inter-war years Colleen McDannell
    14. Christian churches in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, 1914–70 Katharine Massam
    15. Catholicism and Protestantism in the Second World War in Europe Andrew Chandler
    16. The Cold War, the hegemony of the United States and the golden age of Christian democracy Dianne Kirby
    17. The religious ferment of the sixties Michael Walsh
    18. The crisis of Christianity in the West: entering a post-Christian era? Hugh McLeod
    19. The revolutions in Eastern Europe and the beginnings of the post-Communist era Philip Walters
    20. The transformation of Latin American Christianity, c.1950–2000 Edward L. Cleary
    21. Religion and racism: struggles around segregation, 'Jim Crow' and Apartheid Steve de Gruchy
    22. Post-colonial Christianity in Africa David Maxwell
    23. South Asia, 1911–2003 Chandra Mallampalli
    24. Christianity in Southeast Asia:
    1914–2000 John Roxborogh
    25. East Asia Richard Fox Young
    Part III. Social and Cultural Impact:
    26. Liturgy Bryan Spinks
    27. The 'Other': (i) Relations between Christians and Jews (1914–2000) Daniel Langton
    (ii) Muslims David Thomas
    (iii) Buddhists and Hindus David Cheetham
    (iv) Theologies of religions David Cheetham
    28. Wealth and poverty Duncan B. Forrester
    29. Male and female: (i) Marriage and the family Adrian Thatcher
    (ii) Homosexuality David Hilliard
    (iii) Patriarchy and women's emancipation Pirjo Markkola
    (iv) The Church as women's space Pirjo Markkola
    30. Christianity and the sciences Peter J. Bowler
    31. Literature and the arts: (i) Literature and film David Jasper
    (ii) Music and Christianity in the twentieth century Andrew Wilson-Dickson
    (iii) Christianity and art Jutta Vinzent
    (iv) Church architecture Nigel Yates
    32. Role-models Hugh McLeod
    33. Being a Christian at the end of the twentieth century Hugh McLeod.

  • Editor

    Hugh McLeod, University of Birmingham
    Hugh McLeod is Professor of Church History at the University of Birmingham. His many publications include Secularisation in Western Europe 1848–1914 (2000).

    Contributors

    Hugh McLeod, John Pollard, David M. Thompson, Kevin Ward, Allan Anderson, Edmund Tang, Michael Snape, Martin Conway, Christopher Abel, Ogbu U. Kalu, Roswith Gerloff, Colleen McDannell, Katharine Massam, Andrew Chandler, Dianne Kirby, Michael Walsh, Philip Walters, Edward L. Cleary, Steve de Gruchy, David Maxwell, Chandra Mallampalli, John Roxborogh, Richard Fox Young, Bryan Spinks, Daniel Langton, David Thomas, David Cheetham, Duncan B. Forrester, Adrian Thatcher, David Hilliard, Pirjo Markkola, Peter J. Bowler, David Jasper, Andrew Wilson-Dickson, Jutta Vinzent, Nigel Yates

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