The Unexpected Christian Century: The Reversal and Transformation of Global Christianity, 1900-2000 by Scott W. Sunquist

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Read The Unexpected Christian Century: The Reversal and Transformation of Global Christianity, 1900-2000 Online Free - In 1900 many assumed the twentieth century would be a Christian century because Western “Christian empires” ruled most of the world. What happened instead is that Christianity in the West declined dramatically, the empires collapsed, and Christianity’s center moved to Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific. How did this happen so quickly? Respected scholar and teacher Scott Sunquist surveys the most recent century of Christian history, highlighting epochal changes in global Christianity. He also suggests lessons we can learn from this remarkable global Christian reversal. Ideal for an introduction to Christianity or a church history course, this book includes a foreword by Mark Noll.

Title : The Unexpected Christian Century: The Reversal and Transformation of Global Christianity, 1900-2000
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ISBN : 0801097460
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 240 pages


Robert rated it ★★★★☆

December 12, 2015

The twentieth century was dubbed the "Christian Century." A journal bearing that name became one of the leading voices in the North American context (and continues to be an important journal). Even as Western colonial expansion was reaching its height, Christian missionary efforts from the United...

Aja rated it ★★★★★

September 21, 2017

I had to read this for a history class at my Christian university. It was well worth the read from start to finish! As a big fan of history, I loved learning about the dynamics of different churches interacting with the culture and with each other. I also loved how it talked about various areas o...

David rated it ★★★★☆

November 01, 2017

'In 1910 about 81 percent of Christians lived in the West. In 2010 only about 38 percent of Christians lived in the West.' (p.175) Through a variety of lenses this book recounts what happened withing Chrsitianoty over those 100 years. Not the easiest read, but full of stories and information that...

Amanda rated it ★★★☆☆

March 02, 2018

pretty dry...but interesting none the less!

Katherine rated it ★★★★★

April 18, 2016

One of the best books I've read my whole seminary career. I ATE. IT. UP. My only regret is I had a deadline to finish it so I couldn't hang out with it as long as I wanted to. It gave me such a big picture of the global church and cuts down any leftover trappings of the belief that the Western wh...

Michael rated it ★★★★★

January 06, 2017

Condensed and beautiful! This book is a wonderful picture of Christianity in the 20th century. God has used many events to bring about His glory, and the author provides countless of those details in a thoughtful way.

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