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Encountering the West

Christianity and Culture - An African Dimension. World Christianity S. No 2

By (author) Lamin O. Sanneh
Format: Hardback
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Harpercollins/STL
Published: 30th Sep 1993
Dimensions: w 156mm h 234mm
Weight: 306g
ISBN-10: 0551028114
ISBN-13: 9780551028111
Barcode No: 9780551028111
Synopsis
This work takes as its subject the emergence of a distinctive Third-World - particularly African - Christianity, as it uncouples itself from the Western cultural package in which Christianity was introduced there. A major shift in the Christian population of the world is taking place. By the turn of the century 80 per cent of Christians will live in non-Western countries - a reversal of the situation a century ago. In the past, missionaries were accused of "imperializing". Today, the focus is reversed - non-Western nations have much to teach the West about the Gospel.

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