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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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. 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. Hemisphere religion to a more eastern S.

Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

He also considers the challenges that conservative, non-Western forms of Christianity pose to Western liberal values and Enlightenment ideas. Print Save Cite Email Share. Other editions – View all Disciples of All Nations: Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use for details see www.

The final chapter on China’s Christian growth is excellent. At the heart of Sanneh’s contention is that Christianity is a mission-oriented and translating religion made up diverse cultures and languages united by Jewish monotheist ideas and xanneh, which emphasizes personal conversion to and fellowship with God in Jesus Og.


Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity by Lamin Sanneh

Jul 25, Matthew Blanton added it. An heir apparent to Philip Jenkin’s “The Next Christendom,” Sanneh focuses mainly on Africa, migration, and how independent, indigenous communities of faith in the majority world are adapting the faith and making it the normative expression of Christianity.

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But, he is quick to add, though western scholarship and popular opinion would have us believe otherwise, that is not the whole story. The Gospel beyond the West. 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. Kendall Mccullough rated it liked it Jan 25, On the one hand, then, African Christians brilliantly separated the Christian kernel from the colonial husk, and made Christianity their own.

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In exploring this story of Christianity’s global expansion and its current resurgence in the non-Western world, Sanneh pays close attention to such issues as the faith’s encounters with Islam and indigenous religions, as well as with secular ideologies such as Marxism and nationalism.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: As such, Christianity both absorbs and transforms kamin cultures it encounters. This is a splendid achievement.


It is a wide-ranging study that chronicles the fascinating, if somewhat messy, story of Christianity’s naturalization or “inculturation” among various peoples throughout its history.

Long the dominant religion of the West, Christianity is 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. It thus merits warm recommendations, even if not as splendid as anticipated due to its uneven coverage. Subscriber Login Email Address. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. In his recent book, “Disciples of All Nations: Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication. Studies in the Transmission of Faith.

Jul 31, Zack Jackson rated it really liked it. The middle disciplfs were more of a struggle to wade through. Want to Read saving…. This is a look at the history of Christian expansion that doesn’t breeze over colonialism. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s a bit harsh and biased at times, but oh so true alo well written.

In the West, this is an often-told story: Ships from and sold by Amazon. Showing of 8 reviews. Throughout his discussion of these pillars, Sanneh considers the serial quality of Christianity i. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.