The Handbook of Global Contemporary Christianity: Themes and Developments in Culture, Politics, and Society maps the transformations, as well as the continuities, of the largest of the major religions - engaging with the critical global issues which relate to the faith in a fast changing world. International experts in the area offer contributions focusing on global movements; regional trends and developments; Christianity, the state, politics and polity; and Christianity and social diversity. Collectively the contributors provide a comprehensive treatment of health of the religion as Christianity enters its third millennium in existence and details the challenges and dilemmas facing its various expressions, both old and new. The volume is a companion to the Handbook of Contemporary Global Christianity: Movements, Institutions, and Allegiance.
Stephen Hunt, Ph.D (1996), University of Reading, is Associate Professor in the Sociology of the University of the West of England, Bristol. He has published extensively on the subject of contemporary Christianity.
Contributors are: Bruce Berglund, John Brewer, Candy Brown, Todd Brenneman, João Chaves, Michel Dillon, Bjorn Krondorfer, Ashok Kumar, Martin Lindhardt, Lawrence Mamiya, Michael Keenan, Michael Poon, Heather Shipley, Joram Tarusarira, James Richardson, Jacob Thorsen, Peter Tze Ming Ng, Adriaan van Klinken, Michael Wilkinson, Peng Yin.
'(...) the twenty essays in this collection provide instructive coverage of currrent themes and developments in culture, politics and society. (...) The present book offers excellent surveys and interesting insights.'
- Christoph Stenschke, Bergneustadt, Germany, European Journal of Theology 27:1, 2018
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