[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0801039940″ locale=”us” height=”333″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41grYTj87NL.jpg” width=”216″ alt=”Susan VanZanten” ]A Call to Christian Cosmopolitanism
A Feature Review of
Reading a Different Story: A Christian Scholar’s Journey from America to Africa
Paperback: Baker Academic, 2013
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Reviewed by Tim Høiland
There has been much talk in recent decades about the shift in the center of gravity in global Christianity from the west and the north to the south and the east, and books like The Next Christendom by Baylor historian Philip Jenkins have brought the conversation to a popular level. Indeed, the numbers are indisputable. While churches in much of Europe and North America have seen declining and stagnating attendance levels, respectively, the pattern does not hold elsewhere in the world. Rather, throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America there has been a remarkable degree of Christian dynamism and numerical growth, especially in Pentecostal and charismatic churches.