The third volume of
History of Global Christianity addresses the 20th century. An international cast of (Church) historians and Religious Studies scholars relate the developments in this century, from the World Wars into postmodern times. The century is discussed along chronological and geographical lines, as the other volumes, but also focuses on more thematical issues such as Ecumenism, Antisemitism and Human Rights.
Contributors are: Andrew Chandler, Melanie Duguid-May, Siegfried Hermle, Katharina Kunter, Frieder Ludwig, Gerard Mannion, Harry Oelke, Jens Holger Schjørring, Ulrike Schröder, Kevin Ward.
This is part of
a three volume work on the history of global Christianity. The first two volumes cover the periods from 1500-1789 and the 19th century (published 2017).
Jens Holger Schjørring, Dr. Theol. (Aarhus University), is Professor of Church History emeritus at Aarhus University, Denmark. His publications include
Theologische Gewissensethik und politische Wirklichkeit: Das Beispiel Eduard Geismars und Emmanuel Hirschs (1979) and
Ökumenische Perspektiven des deutschen Kirchenkampfes (1985) and studies of the relationship between African and European churches and those of Eastern Europe under Communist rule.
Norman A. Hjelm, Teol.Dr. (h.c.) (Uppsala University, 2009), has been senior theological editor and director of Fortress Press in the United States, an executive with the Lutheran World Federation in Geneva, Switzerland, and an ecumenical officer for the National Council of Churches in the U.S. Most recently he has contributed to
The Finnish and Estonian Churches during the Cold War (2016) and to
The North American Christian Community and the Cold War (2017).
Table of contents
Foreword Volume iii List of Contributors Introduction, 20th Century, Volume iii Jens Holger Schjørring
Part 1 Decades
Christianity in the First World War Jens Holger Schjørring
Christianity in Europe and North America between the World Wars, 1918–c. 1939 Andrew Chandler
Second World War Harry Oelke
Christianity in Europe and North America in the Age of the Cold War Andrew Chandler
Part 2 Themes
Christianity, Human Rights, and Socio-Ethical Reorientations Katharina Kunter
The Ecumenical Movement Melanie Duguid-May
Vatican II: How the First Global Council Transformed Catholicism Gerard Mannion
Anti-Semitism, Holocaust, and Reorientation Siegfried Hermle
Christianity in the Context of Other World Religions: Interreligious Dynamics and Developments in the 20th Century Frieder Ludwig and Ulrike Schröder
Part 3 Continents
The Christian Century? A History of Christianity in North America, 1900–2000 Heath W. Carter
Christianity in Latin America and the Caribbean in the 20th Century Veit Strassner
African Christianity in the Twentieth Century Akintunde E. Akinade
African Christianity in the 20th Century – Part Two Kevin Ward
Christianity in the Middle East, 1917–2017 Mitri Raheb
Christianities in Asia in the Twentieth Century (1910–2010) Peter C. Phan
Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania Geoffrey Troughton
Christianity in Russia and Eastern Europe Thomas Bremer
Christianity in Europe
Conclusions Kevin Ward Index of Names Index of Places
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