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Global Gospel: An Introduction to Christianity on Five Continents

Date added: 17/01/2017

Global Gospel: An Introduction to Christianity on Five Continents

by Douglas Jacobsen

Published: November 2015

Published by: Baker Academic

ISBN-10: 0801049938

ISBN-13: 978-0801049934

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Global Gospel

In this pathbreaking book, award-winning author Douglas Jacobsen describes global Christianity and provides a framework for understanding the varied experiences of Christians around the world. Focusing on the five big continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America, Jacobsen recounts their differing histories, contemporary experiences, and cultural theologies. In the current era of massive and dynamic global challenges, this accessible and fair-minded volume sets the stage for Christians worldwide to engage the gospel--and each other--more deeply. Global Gospel contains numerous maps, charts, and illustrations that aid comprehension. Accompanying videos can be found on YouTube's "Global Christianity" channel (

Douglas Jacobsen is distinguished professor of church history and theology at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He is the author or coauthor of ten books including The World's Christians: Who They Are, Where They Are, and How They Got There and Gracious Christianity.

"Douglas Jacobsen has provided a succinct, well-organized, and clearly written historical account of contemporary Christianity as a truly global religion. Broad coverage of geographical regions and theological traditions--including very helpful graphs, charts, and bibliography--underscores the book's emphasis on diversity. For a Christian world that is continuing to change with unprecedented speed, Global Gospel offers unusually perceptive guidance."
(Mark A. Noll, University of Notre Dame; author of Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity)