The World’s Christians, by Douglas Jacobsen

Shortly after the end of World War II, the Maryknoll order’s John J. Considine, an ecumenically minded missiologist who had visited virtually every major center of Christian missionary activity in the world, was one of the first to use the phrase “world Christianity,” when he said, “Christianity is not true Christianity unless it embraces all mankind—unless it is world Christianity.” In his little book called World Christianity, Considine used the phrase to describe both the theological essence of Christianity and what was coming into being as a social reality in the late 1940s.


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