Chapter 16 Maps and Myths Matter: Christianity in the Global South

In: Nourishing Mission
Graham Kings
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This chapter was written as an Afterword for the Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South, edited by Mark A. Lamport (2018). Under maps, I discuss the Mappa Mundi in Hereford Cathedral, how the ‘discovery’ of America did not mean the immediate abandonment of old maps, the integrating of the history of East and West Europe, The Times Atlas of World History, The Brandt Report, Joseph Needham’s series Science and Civilisation in China and Christianity in Africa. Under myths, I consider Homer, Virgil, Dante, Milton and Walcott and the Greeks ignoring of indigenous informants and their sliding scale of civilisation. I begin and end with challenging quotations by John S. Mbiti.

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