The Cambridge History of Christianity: Volume 9, World Christianities C.1914-c.2000

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Hugh McLeod
Cambridge University Press, Jan 12, 2006 - History - 717 pages
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The twentieth century saw changes as dramatic as any in Christian history. The Churches suffered serious losses, both through persecution and through secularization, in what had been for several centuries their European heartlands, but grew fast in Africa and parts of Asia. This volume provides a comprehensive history of Catholicism, Protestantism and the Independent Churches in all parts of the world in the century when Christianity truly became a global religion. Written by a powerful team of specialists from many different countries, the volume is broad in scope.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Being a Christian in the early twentieth century
15
The papacy
29
Ecumenism
50
Christianity colonialism and missions
71
The Pentecostal and Charismatic movements
89
Independency in Africa and Asia
107
The Great War
131
Christianity in southeast Asia 19142000
436
East Asia
450
Liturgy
471
The other
483
Relations between Christians and Muslims
494
Relations between Christians and Buddhists and Hindus
502
Theologies of religions
508
Wealth and poverty
514

The Christian churches and politics in Europe 19141939
151
Latin America c1914c1950
179
African Christianity from the world wars to decolonisation
197
The African diaspora in the Caribbean and Europe from preemancipation to the present day
219
Christianity in the United States during the interwar years
236
Christian churches in Australia New Zealand and the Pacific 19141970
252
Catholicism and Protestantism in the Second World War in Europe
262
The Cold War the hegemony of the United States and the golden age of Christian democracy
285
The religious ferment of the sixties
304
The crisis of Christianity in the West entering a postChristian era?
323
The revolutions in eastern Europe and the beginnings of the postcommunist era
348
The transformation of Latin American Christianity c19502000
366
Religion and racism struggles around segregation Jim Crow and apartheid
385
Postcolonial Christianity in Africa
401
South Asia 19112003
422
Male and female
534
Homosexuality
546
Patriarchy and womens emancipation
555
The Church as womens space
562
Christianity and the sciences
569
Literature and the arts
582
Music and Christianity in the twentieth century
592
Christianity and art
599
Church architecture
607
Role models
618
Being a Christian at the end of the twentieth century
636
Bibliography
648
Index
691
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About the author (2006)

Hugh McLeod is Professor of Church History at the University of Birmingham. His many publications include Secularisation in Western Europe 1848-1914 (2000).

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