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… Praise to you Lord, through our sister, mother earth, who, sustains us and governs us, and, who produces various fruits with colored flowers and herbs —Saint Francis of Assisi ∵ Introduction East Africa’s complex geophysical features, its highlands, volcanoes, vast plains, rainforests

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442 Book Reviews / Church History and Religious Culture 87 (2007) 365-447 Paul V. Kollman, Th e evangelization of slaves and Catholic origins in East Africa [American Society of Missiology Series 38]. Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY 2005, xxviii + 356 pp. ISBN-13: 9781570756269 (pbk.). £14.99. In Th

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environmental activism. In his reflection of his own itinerary from being a Jesuit novice and scholastic in the United States to now serving as a missionary in Uganda, James Strzok, S.J., provides a comprehensive account of the environmental projects of the Jesuits in East Africa. In these circumstances

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.J. Ready to Change the World? Start Here!: What Are Jesuits Doing in East Africa? 577 James Strzok, S.J. Jesuits from Asia-Pacific in the Time of Laudato si’ : Reconciliation with Creation 593 Pedro Walpole, S.J. The Contributions of South Asian Jesuits to Environmental

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christenen met andere godsdiensten en geloven (Zoetermeer, 2015). For eastern Christianity, see Philip Jenkins, The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and how it dies (New York, 2008); Heleen Murre-van den Berg, “The Unexpected

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Interdisciplinary Studies in Universal and Local Expressions of the Christian Faith 
Existing scholarship on World Christianities tends to privilege the local and the regional. In addition to offering an explanation for this tendency, the editors and contributors of this volume also offer a new perspective. An Introduction, Afterword and case-studies argue for the importance of transregional connections in the study of Christianity worldwide. Returning to an older post-war conception of ‘World Christianity’ as an international, ecumenical fellowship, the present volume aims to highlight the universalist, globalising aspirations of many Christians worldwide. While we do not neglect the importance of the local, our aim is to give due weight to the significant transregional networks and exchanges that have constituted Christian communities, both historically and in the present day.

Contributors are: J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Naures Atto, Joel Cabrita, Pedro Feitoza, David C. Kirkpatrick, Chandra Mallampalli, David Maxwell, Dorottya Nagy, Peter C. Phan, Andrew Preston, Joel Robbins, Chloe Starr, Charlotte Walker-Said, Emma Wild-Wood.

-90-77-24662-7. €45. Heather J. Sharkey (Ed.) , Cultural Conversions. Unexpected Consequences of Christian Missionary Encounters in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia . Syracuse University Press, Syracuse NY 2013, xv + 328 pp. ISBN 978-08-15-63315-0. US$39.95.

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century, the early twentieth century, and the second half of the twentieth century. Within these five chapters, most single African countries, grouped by region (West, Central, South, and East Africa, Ethiopia and the North Africa/Middle East) are given due attention, in so far as relevant for that

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[Kirchengeschichte in Einzeldarstellungen IV/8] (Heleen Murre-van den Berg) ................................................... 439 Paul V. Kollman, Th e evangelization of slaves and Catholic origins in East Africa [American Society of Missiology Series 38] (Martha Frederiks

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