Disciples of All Nations has 42 ratings and 7 reviews. David said: Lamin Sanneh tells the story of the growth of Christianity, focusing on the reception. Issue 1 · International Review of Mission banner. Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity by Lamin O. Sanneh. First published: 20 March Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity by Lamin O. Sanneh. First published: 20 March Full publication history; DOI.

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His books include Whose Religion is Christianity?: Jul 25, Matt Friedman rated it it was amazing. However, while I would have enjoyed more colloquial language, Sanneh does a remarkable job illustrating the complicated relationships between the church, politics, economics and the missionary enterprise. Throughout his discussion sannwh these pillars, Sanneh considers the serial quality of Christianity i.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Lamin shows that I don’t need to believe all the Western history books; secular or nonsecular.

Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

Oc, he shows, these societies outgrew Christianity’s colonial forms and restructured it through their own languages and idioms–a process that often occurred outside, and sometimes against, the dieciples of denominational control. It is an eye-opening study that contains fascinating, and sometimes myth-busting insights about our understanding of the nature of the Christian religion, our understanding of Western missions, and the role of local agency and native resources in the spread of Christianity.


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He also considers the challenges that conservative, non-Western forms of Christianity pose to Western liberal values and Enlightenment ideas. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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Moreover, this shift has generated a complex and colorful reality in the study of Christianity as a world religion, which Sanneh describes with his elegant pen: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The Untold Story of Global Christianity.

Throughout “Disciples of All Nations,” he explicitly shifts the focus from expatriate initiative to local reception, from foreign control to native direction.

It expounds Christianity’s eastward expansion and seminal interaction with Islam whose resistance encouraged Europe to embark on its maritime expansion to the East and the New World.

Disciples of All Nations: Read more Read less. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Yet, that is not to say that Disciples of All Nations does not put forth an argument or a particular way of reading the unfolding of Christianity as a world religion.

By carefully demonstrating the “peculiar temper” of Christianity, the two-sided process of Christian expansion missionary outreach and local appropriationand the “serial nature” of Christian history, Sanneh has helped us to see again that Christianity is a dynamic world religion, a religion able to flourish and be “at home” in a wide variety of cultural, linguistic, social and political contexts.


Want to Read saving…. Philip Jenkins has recently written three books on world Christianity; while Jenkins books are on the popular level this book is a step up the academic chain.

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Oxford University PressNov 30, – Religion – pages. The final chapter on China’s Christian growth is excellent. Long the dominant religion of the West, Christianity is now rapidly becoming the principal faith in much of the postcolonial world–a development that marks a momentous shift in the religion’s very center of gravity. Subscriber Login Email Address. Hemisphere religion to a more eastern S. Some great history and some great knowledge to know about Christianity in the East.

This is an amazing book.

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