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Christianity in the Twentieth Century: A World History

Brian Stanley


This book charts the transformation of one of the world's great religions during an age marked by world wars, genocide, nationalism, decolonization, and powerful ideological currents, many of them hostile to Christianity. The book traces how Christianity evolved from a religion defined by the culture and politics of Europe to the expanding polycentric and multicultural faith it is today—one whose growing popular support is strongest in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, China, and other parts of Asia. The book sheds critical light on themes of central importance for understanding the global co ... More

Keywords: Christianity, modern Christianity, world Christianity, secularism, racial identity, radical individualism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691196848
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691196848.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Stanley, author
University of Edinburgh