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The New Shape of World Christianity
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Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
1. Introduction
2. The New Shape of World Christianity
3. Nineteenth-Century Evangelical Identity, Power and Culture as Anticipating the Future
4. Posing the Question
5. What Does Counting Missionaries Reveal?
6. Indictment and Response
7. American Experience as Template
8. American Evangelicals View the World, 1900-2000
9. What Korean Believers Can Learn from American Evangelical History
10. The East African Revival
11. Reflections
Guide to Further Reading
Index

About the Author

Mark A. Noll (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is Francis McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. Some of his many books include The Civil War as a Theological Crisis, Is the Reformation Over?, The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield and the Wesleys and The Old Religion in a New World.

Reviews

"A valuable contribution for those who would like an excellent introduction to a growing area of historical scholarship."--Benjamin L. Hartley, PRISM, 2009
"Noll argues for a new historical perspective. With convincing interpretations of recent scholarship, he argues that the 'template' of American Christianity rather than its direct influence has been the main American contribution to world Christianity, especially in its evangelical and Pentacostal forms. Recommended."--W.B. Bedford, Choice, November 2009
"Noll has offered both a remarkable picture and a challenge. He offers keen insight into the new shape of world Christianity. And he has challenged others to tell the rest of the story."--Robert Bruce Mullin, First Things, December 2009
"Noll offers a deft overview, filled with fascinating examples of world Christianity today. This book will help American readers begin to understand Christianity as a world religion and to examine the claims that it is a mere export of American evangelicalism."--Joel A. Carpenter, The Journal of American History, June 2010
"Noll remains one of the most important observers of the American evangelical scene."--Alan D. Strange, Mid-America Journal of Theology, October 2010
"Noll's mix of interpretive insight and survey information makes this both an important book for church historians and a helpful book for Christians wanting to grow in their knowledge of the worldwide body of Christ."--Mark Rogers, Themelios, November 2009
"The author is a masterful story teller, so that while the text is well documented, the selection, brevity, and clarity of the illustrations make the volume a welcome introduction to the vast literature on the global inculturation of Christianity and the transformation of the intent and content of what missionaries presented through the linguistic and cultural translation that is characteristic of the growth of Christianity through the ages."--Jeffrey Gros, Missiology, January 2010
"This is an important and engaging book, not only for the serious question that Noll poses and explores, but also because it offers a richly textured look at global Christianity through an assortment of sources and from a variety of angles."--Kurt Selles, Calvin Theological Journal, April 2010
"This lively, readable narrative is highly recommended for students of global Christianity, indigeneity and contextualization, recent church history and missiology."--Roger E. Hedlund, Dharma Deepika, January-June 2010
"With insightful research and poignant historical observation, Noll effectively demonstrates that American individualism, voluntarism, and anti-institutionalism have had a much greater impact on the global church than have money, resources, or power. Noll adds an innovative thesis to our understanding of the contribution of U.S. churches to the amazing growth of the non-Western church."--The 2010 Christianity Today Book Awards, Missions/Global Affairs Category Winner, February 2010

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