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Conrad Hackett, Brian Grim, Marcin Stonawski, Vegard Skirbekk, Noble Kuriakose and Michaela Potančoková

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Edited by Brian Grim, Johnson Todd, Vegard Skirbekk and Gina Zurlo

The Yearbook of International Religious Demography presents an annual snapshot of the state of religious statistics around the world. Every year large amounts of data are collected through censuses, surveys, polls, religious communities, scholars, and a host of other sources. These data are collated and analyzed by research centers and scholars around the world. Large amounts of data appear in analyzed form in the World Religion Database (Brill), aiming at a researcher’s audience. The Yearbook presents data in sets of tables and scholarly articles spanning social science, demography, history, and geography. Each issue offers findings, sources, methods, and implications surrounding international religious demography. Each year an assessment is made of new data made available since the previous issue of the yearbook.

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Néstor Medina

, Rethinking Christ and Culture , 201. 51 Craig A. Carter, “The Legacy of an Inadequate Christology,” 401. 52 The endorsement of Christendom in Niebuhr causes Carter’s pacifist sensibilities to respond by stating that (Niebuhr’s) methodology is not much different from those “cultural Germans” that Karl Barth

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Néstor Medina

from one’s own historical circumstances and personal social location. This move is methodologically intentional. There is an unavoidable correspondence between theological reflections and the immediate cultural context of a person. Theology’s purpose is to seek to be a coherent articulation of the

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Néstor Medina

Meland, Faith and Culture , 127, 136. 160 Meland tackled this question later on but from the perspective of methodology, and still within the Western European cultural and intellectual tradition. See Meland, Fallible Forms and Symbols . 161 Meland, Faith and Culture , 173. 162 Ibid., 136. 163 Meland

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Néstor Medina

the inclusion of the cultures of the world in the church will have to involve a comprehensive pastoral strategy as well as the formation of new structures and methodologies. 115 But Rahner goes further! For him, “either the Church sees and recognizes these essential differences of other cultures for

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Néstor Medina

radical methodological shift proposed by Latina/o theology becomes evident. He stumbles on Latina/o theologies insistence that one cannot access the divine but through the culturally conditioned experiences of faith of Latina/o communities. Thus, whereas García-Johnson takes the divine as his theological

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Edited by Brian Grim, Todd Johnson, Vegard Skirbekk and Gina Zurlo

The Yearbook of International Religious Demography presents an annual snapshot of the state of religious statistics around the world. Every year large amounts of data are collected through censuses, surveys, polls, religious communities, scholars, and a host of other sources. These data are collated and analyzed by research centers and scholars around the world. Large amounts of data appear in analyzed form in the World Religion Database (Brill), aiming at a researcher’s audience. The Yearbook presents data in sets of tables and scholarly articles spanning social science, demography, history, and geography. Each issue offers findings, sources, methods, and implications surrounding international religious demography. Each year an assessment is made of new data made available since the previous issue of the yearbook.

The 2015 issue highlights both global and local realities in religious adherence, from the demographics of the world's atheists to the emigration of Christians from the Middle East. Other case studies include inter-religious marriage patterns in Austria, Muslim immigration to Australia, and methodological challenges in counting Hasidic Jews.