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The Rise of the Global South

The Decline of Western Christendom and the Rise of Majority World Christianity
  • By Elijah J. F. Kim
Synopsis: Global Christianity has been experiencing an unprecedented historical transition from the West to the non-Western world. The leadership of global Christianity has taken on a new face since the twentieth century. Christendom in Europe and America has experienced a great decline while there has been a rise in Majority World Christianity. Churches in the Global South have given their voices to global Christianity through their leadership, world mission movements, and theology. The phenomenal church growth has risen from the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement. Pentecostalism has become the dominant force in global Christianity today. The Rise of the Global South examines the significance this shift has had on global Christianity by going through the history of Christianity in the West and the causes of the shift. Endorsements: "Dr. Kim is an Asian scholar and practitioner who, while witnessing the growth of Christianity in the Global South, is asking questions about its declining strength in Europe and North America. His wide-ranging analysis offers a fresh perspective on trends in global Christianity." --Todd Johnson Associate Professor of Global Christianity Director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary "The Rise of the Global South is a must-read for Christian leaders to understand the time and trends of world Christianity. Dr. Elijah Kim provides penetrating insights, warnings, and aspiration for our times." --Sang-Bok David Kim President of Torch Trinity Graduate University (Korea) Chairman of the World Evangelical Alliance "While 'Ichabod' is the sad epitaph for much of Western Christianity, 'Emmanuel' is the palpable and vivid characteristic of the Church in much of Africa and Asia. For an informative and encouraging introduction to what God is doing around the world, I recommend this book. 'Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land' (Prov. 25:25 NIV])." --Jonathan Bonk Executive Director, Overseas Ministries Study Center Regular Visiting Professor, Yale Divinity School Elijah Kim writes with much urgency and insight in directing serious scholars to the core issues contributing to the seismic shift in present day world Christianity, from its traditional base in the Northern Hemisphere to the Global South and East, Here is a key introduction to a vital subject for all serious students of Christianity in the twenty first century." J. Steve O'Malley John T. Seamands Professor of Methodist Holiness History Director of the Center for the Study of World Christian Revitalization Movements Asbury Theological Seminary Author Biography: Elijah Jong Fil Kim (PhD, Birmingham, England) is president of Pathos Foundation in Boston, which he established for the revival and awakening movement in America. He is also president of the Elijah International World Mission Institute in the Philippines. He is an organizer for the Manila International Mission Conference in collaboration with the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9781610979702
    • Manufacturer: Wipf & Stock Publ
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781610979702
    • Publication Date: 04/01/2012
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Elijah J. F. Kim
    • Page Count: 524
    • Weight: 1.58 pounds
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