Take & read: World Christianity & American religion

Kingdom Without Borders: The Untold Story of Global Christianity, by Mir­iam Adeney. Adeney, an anthro­pologist, draws on her rich experiences around the world to describe encounters with Christians living in a bewildering variety of cultures and social environments, detailing how they live and preach their faith. It is impossible to read this book without realizing how little the familiar Euro-American assumptions about religion apply to the emerging (and very diverse) new Christian worlds—in China and India, in Africa and the Middle East. Adeney also suggests the implications of her findings for mission.

 

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