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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: July 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107423749

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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 secularisation, 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. The first part focuses on institutions and movements which have had a worldwide impact, including the papacy, the ecumenical movement and Pentecostalism. The second provides a narrative of Christian history in each region of the world. The third focuses on selected themes from an international perspective, including changes in worship, relations with Jews and Muslims, science and the arts, gender and sexuality.

    • 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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    'This book really is indispensable reading.' Church Times

    Review of the set: 'The project is unprecedented and very welcome. Not least among the strengths of these volumes are the large bibliographies, including many works by the essayists involved.' The Times Literary Supplement

    '… this is really a most useful collection …' Contemporary Review

    '… fascinating and tantalising …' The English Historical Review

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    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107423749
    • length: 736 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 41 mm
    • weight: 1.06kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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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