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The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia - Oxford Handbooks (Hardback)
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The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia - Oxford Handbooks (Hardback)

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Hardback 684 Pages / Published: 10/07/2014
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Despite the ongoing global expansion of Christianity, there remains a lack of comprehensive scholarship on its development in Asia. This volume fills the gap by exploring the world of Asian Christianity and its manifold expressions, including worship, theology, spirituality, inter-religious relations, interventions in society, and mission. The contributors, from over twenty countries, deconstruct many of the widespread misconceptions and interpretations of Christianity in Asia. They analyze how the growth of Christian beliefs throughout the continent is linked with the socio-political and cultural processes of colonization, decolonization, modernization, democratization, identity construction of social groups, and various social movements. With a particular focus on inter-religious encounters and emerging theological and spiritual paradigms, the volume provides alternative frames for understanding the phenomenon of conversion and studies how the scriptures of other religious traditions are used in the practice of Christianity within Asia. The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia draws insightful conclusions on the historical, contemporary, and future trajectory of its subject by combining the contributions of scholars in a wide variety of disciplines, including theology, sociology, history, political science, and cultural studies. It will be an invaluable resource for understanding Christianity in a global context.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199329069
Number of pages: 684
Weight: 1190 g
Dimensions: 254 x 181 x 56 mm


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The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia, edited by one of Asia's outstanding scholars and thinkers, Felix Wilfred, will therefore be received with much enthusiasm by those dealing with these fields of study and by anyone who wishes to have an informed understanding of Christianity in Asia... What we have here is a well thought out volume that would be an invaluable text for those who wish to explore not only Christianity in Asia but the trajectories of World Christianity in our day. * Ecumenical Review *
this is valuable tool for both researchers and students to use as they explore the themes raised. * Stuart Vogel, Stlmulus *
The work is a noteworthy and valuable contribution to the Oxford Handbook series and to Asian studies * Peter Admirand, International Institute for Asian Studies *

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