Disciples of All Nations has 42 ratings and 7 reviews. David said: Lamin Sanneh tells the story of the growth of Christianity, focusing on the reception. Issue 1 · International Review of Mission banner. Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity by Lamin O. Sanneh. First published: 20 March Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity by Lamin O. Sanneh. First published: 20 March Full publication history; DOI.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. It soon became clear that while foreigners may have been the initial bearers of Christian teaching to parts of Africa, Africans had taken the ball for themselves and run with it. Long the dominant religion of the West, Christianity kamin now rapidly becoming the principal faith in much of the postcolonial world–a development that marks a momentous shift in the religion’s very center of gravity.

Bible translation, it turned out, was a great act of cultural affirmation and empowerment.

In Sanneh’s words, “Being a translated religion, Christian teaching was received and framed in the terms of its host culture; by feeding off the diverse cultural streams it encountered, the religion became multicultural. Sanneh provides a cogent summary: Sanneh attacks the idea that all European missionaries were evil, but he also spends a lot of time on the evils that colonialism brought upon Africa. His books include Whose Religion llamin Christianity?: Sanneh writes, “I am urging a revisionist history without claiming that missions and colonialism were not in cahoots.

Sonja rated it really liked it Mar 20, Philip Jenkins has recently written three books on world Christianity; while Jenkins books are on the popular level this book is a step up the academic chain.


Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: Here then is a groundbreaking study of Christianity’s role in cultural innovation and historical change–and must reading for all who are concerned with the present and future of the faith. University Press Scholarship Online. Disciplee suggest keeping a dictionary handy to look up words, as well as making sure you are unhindered by other distractions while trying to read the book!

All that is to say, one reason nagions Christianity’s appeal as a world religion is that it is a “translated and translating” religion, a religion with an “amazing power of adaptation” which enables it to speak to the heart of human beings in exceedingly diverse historical and cultural situations.

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Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: Customers who bought this item also bought. Yet, for Sanneh, it is not that Christianity is in a terminal state in the West, but that Christianity’s future is currently “being formed and shaped at the hands and minds of its non-Western adherents.

It is an eye-opening study that contains fascinating, and sometimes myth-busting insights about our understanding of the nature of the Christian religion, our understanding of Western missions, and the role of local agency and native resources in the spread of Christianity.

Lamin Sanneh tells the story of the growth of Christianity, focusing on the reception of the gospel by Africa.

Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Missions gained—and lost—momentum by association with the slave trade and with related systems of native exploitation, acquiring range and imperial protection, for example, but also by provoking local resistance. A good overview of the progression of Christianity of various stripes in the past few years, as it moved from being primarily a western N. Particularly the early chapters that describe the early conversion of Europe and then the final chapters describing the growth of the indigenous churches in Africa and China.

He also considers the challenges that conservative, non-Western forms of Christianity pose to Western liberal values and Enlightenment ideas. In this eye-opening book, Lamin Sanneh examines the roots of this “post-Western awakening” and the unparalleled richness and diversity, as well as the tension and conflict, it has brought to World Christianity. Disciples of All Nations: Jul 25, Matthew Blanton added it. It explores the interaction between Christians long steeped in the faith, those new to the faith and those yet completely unfamiliar with Jesus.

Contents 1 Whither Christianity? Press,have drawn needed attention to one of the most striking developments of the past century: This is a splendid achievement. Africa, the West, and the World coedited with Joel A. Start reading Disciples of All Nations on your Kindle in under a minute.

Bible translation work also produced grammars and lexicons for languages that otherwise might have disappeared.