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The Next Christendom

Author : Philip Jenkins
ISBN : 9780199767465
Genre : Religion
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This new and substantially expanded edition of Philip Jenkins's influential book The Next Christendom tracks the remarkable expansion of Christianity in the global South, in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and the implications of that shift in numbers and influence away from the traditional Christian heartlands of Europe and North America.

Das Goldene Zeitalter Des Christentums

Author : Philip Jenkins
ISBN : 3451061686
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Der Lange Weg Zur Freiheit

Author : Nelson Mandela
ISBN : 9783104031545
Genre : History
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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Global Christianity

Author : Frans Wijsen
ISBN : 9789042021921
Genre : Religion
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In 2002 Philip Jenkins wrote The Next Christendom. Over the past half century the centre of gravity of the Christian world has moved decisively to the global South, says Jenkins. Within a few decades European and Euro-American Christians will have become a small fragment of world Christianity. By that time Christianity in Europe and North America will to a large extent consist of Southern-derived immigrant communities. Southern churches will fulfil neither the Liberation Dream nor the Conservative Dream of the North, but will seek their own solutions to their particular problems. Jenkins' book evoked strong reactions, a bit to his own surprise, as the book contained little new. In the United States of America, the prospect of a more biblical Christianity caused reactions of alarm in liberal circles. In contrast, conservatives were delighted by the same prospect. In Europe the book landed in the middle of the debate on Europe as an exceptional case. It was detested by those who stick to the theory of ongoing and irreversible secularisation and welcomed by those who see a resurgence of religion, also in Europe. In the present volume, scholars of religion and theologians assess the global trends in World Christianity as described in Philip Jenkins' book. It is the outcome of an international conference on Southern Christianity and its relation to Christianity in the North, held in the Conference Centre of Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Die Neue Katholizit T

Author : Robert J. Schreiter
ISBN : 3889393721
Genre : Christianity and culture
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Das Christentum In Lateinamerika

Author : Hans-Jürgen Prien
ISBN : IND:30000135122103
Genre : Religion
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English summary: Following years of preparation, the author of the standard work The History of Christianity in Latin America (1978) here presents a perfectly new concept of his seminal textbook, which unfolds in a compact format the sum of a lifetime of research in this field.Hans-Juergen Prien's extensive teaching and research as Chair for Iberian and Latin American History (established by Richard Konetzke) has put him in a position to demonstrate the embeddedness of the history of the church in Latin America - as far as this is feasible within the framework of the Monographs on the History of the Church - in the main political, social, and economic developments of this subcontinent.The comprehensive list of sources and the bibliography attest to the fact that by now it has become almost impossible for a single scholar to acquire a firm command of the entire history of the denominationally extremely diverse Christianity of an entire subcontinent, spanning five hundred years. German description: Der Autor des Standardwerkes aDie Geschichte des Christentums in Lateinamerika (1978) legt nach langjahrigen Vorarbeiten in vollig neuer Konzeption ein Lehrbuch zum Christentum in Lateinamerika vor, das in kurzer Form die Summe seines Forscherlebens auf diesem Gebiet darstellt. Priens Lehrtatigkeit auf dem von Richard Konetzke begruendeten Lehrstuhl fuer Iberische und Lateinamerikanische Geschichte hat seinen Uberblick ueber die Politische Geschichte, Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte Lateinamerikas wesentlich erweitert, so dass er die Einbettung der Kirchengeschichte in diese Gebiete immer wieder zu verdeutlichen versucht, soweit das im Rahmen der Reihe aKirchengeschichte in Einzeldarstellungen moglich ist. Das umfangreiche Quellen- und Literaturverzeichnis zeigt, dass es heute fuer einen einzelnen Forscher kaum noch moglich ist, die konfessionell stark zerklueftete Christentumsgeschichte eines ganzen Subkontinents ueber fuenf Jahrhunderte hinweg zu ueberblicken.

The New Faces Of Christianity

Author : Philip Jenkins
ISBN : 0198041160
Genre : Social Science
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Named one of the top religion books of 2002 by USA Today, Philip Jenkins's phenomenally successful The Next Christendom permanently changed the way people think about the future of Christianity. In that volume, Jenkins called the world's attention to the little noticed fact that Christianity's center of gravity was moving inexorably southward, to the point that Africa may soon be home to the world's largest Christian populations. Now, in this brilliant sequel, Jenkins takes a much closer look at Christianity in the global South, revealing what it is like, and what it means for the future. The faith of the South, Jenkins finds, is first and foremost a biblical faith. Indeed, in the global South, many Christians identify powerfully with the world portrayed in the New Testament--an agricultural world very much like their own, marked by famine and plague, poverty and exile, until very recently a society of peasants, farmers, and small craftsmen. In the global South, as in the biblical world, belief in spirits and witchcraft are commonplace, and in many places--such as Nigeria, Indonesia, and Sudan--Christians are persecuted just as early Christians were. Thus the Bible speaks to the global South with a vividness and authenticity simply unavailable to most believers in the industrialized North. More important, Jenkins shows that throughout the global South, believers are reading the Bible with fresh eyes, and coming away with new and sometimes startling interpretations. Some of their conclusions are distinctly fundamentalist, but Jenkins finds an intriguing paradox, for they are also finding ideas in the Bible that are socially liberating, especially with respect to women's rights. Across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, such Christians are social activists in the forefront of a wide range of liberation movements. It's hard to overstate how interesting, how eye-opening, how frequently surprising (and sometimes disturbing) Jenkins' findings are. Anyone interested in the implications of these trends for the major denominations, for Muslim-Christian conflict, and for global politics will find The New Faces of Christianity provocative and incisive--and indispensable.

Die Entwicklung Des Christentums

Author : Otto Pfleiderer
ISBN : 9789925081905
Genre : Religion
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Religi Ser Pluralismus Im Werden

Author : Simone Sinn
ISBN : 3161527569
Genre : Religion
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English summary: Religious pluralism is a key challenge in the building of modern societies. The problems with which it is associated become especially obvious in societies which are in the process of transformation. In the form of a case study, Simone Sinn examines the current state of discourse relating to religious pluralism in Indonesia, where after Suharto's abdication in 1998 religious political issues have been intensively discussed in public. The study's discursive analytical approach presents the interpretational patterns and narratives in Islam and Christianity that substantially affect the understanding of religious pluralism in Indonesia. Systematic theological reflection addresses fundamental questions of political ethics and the theology of religions. In doing so, the experience of vulnerability is identified as a key challenge in religious pluralism and an objective definition of man's capacity to act is discussed from a theological perspective. German description: Religioser Pluralismus ist eine zentrale Gestaltungsaufgabe in Gesellschaften der Gegenwart. Die damit verbundenen Herausforderungen treten in Transformationsgesellschaften besonders deutlich vor Augen. Simone Sinn untersucht exemplarisch die diskursive Konstellation im Blick auf den religiosen Pluralismus in Indonesien, wo nach der Abdankung Suhartos im Jahr 1998 religionspolitische Fragen intensiv in der Offentlichkeit diskutiert worden sind. Der diskursanalytische Zugang der Studie macht sichtbar, welche Deutungsmuster und Narrative in Islam und Christentum pragenden Einfluss auf das Verstandnis von religiosem Pluralismus in Indonesien haben. Die systematisch-theologische Reflexion geht auf Grundfragen politischer Ethik sowie der Religionstheologie ein. Dabei wird die Erfahrung von Vulnerabilitat als eine zentrale Herausforderung im religiosen Pluralismus identifiziert und eine sachgemasse Bestimmung der Handlungsfahigkeit des Menschen theologisch diskutiert.

Die Vielen Gesichter Jesu Christi

Author : Volker Küster
ISBN : 3788717432
Genre : Christianity and culture
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