Robert Wilken's historical survey of Christianity is impressive, accessible and lively. It also leaves out a lot.
The term world Christianity has been widely used since the publication of Philip Jenkins’s 2002 best seller The Next Christendom, but in popular usage it has tended to refer only to Christianity in the Global South. Though courses on world Christianity have proliferated, no one until Douglas Jacobsen has taken the care to delineate the contours of the entire global movement.
Is the United Methodist Church an American denomination with extensions overseas? Or is it a worldwide communion?
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