When did a hist01y of the expansion of Christianity come out?
The first volume of A Hist01y of the Expansion of Christianity, by Kenneth Scott Latourette, appeared in 1937; the seventh and final volume in 1945, just half a century ago.
Are afiicans the principal agents of Christian expansion?
up in which Afiicans, Asians, Latin Americans figure as the principal agents of Christian expansion. Such resources were not available to Latourette, and he is untroubled by the questions about the relationship of missionary history and Church history that his successors have to face.
Is there a role for African history in Christian history?
One of the most noticed features of modern Christian history in Africa has been the emergence of churches that owe little to Western models of how a church should operate, and much to African readings of Scripture, for which the conditions of African life often provide a hall of echoes.
Is Jesus central in human history?
But there is a more fundamental fact still underlying Christian expansion, and it seems appropriate to close this reconsideration by repeating the words with the monumental work closes: The Christian is certain that Jesus is central in human history.
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