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Atlas of global Christianity 1910-2010 /
editors: Todd M. Johnson, Kenneth R. Ross ; managing editor: Sandra S. K. Lee.
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Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2009.
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xix, 361 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 37 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
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0748632670 (hbk.) :, 9780748632671 (hbk.) :
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Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2009.
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0748632670 (hbk.) :
9780748632671 (hbk.) :
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6988881
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2010-09-01:
The Atlas of Global Christianity (AGC) seeks to compare Christianity today with its 1910 counterpart--not with endless spreadsheets of data, but with full-color visuals. Its statistics and percentages are carefully represented through color-coded maps, pie charts, and graphs. Christianity, in general, receives much attention, but so do particular Christian groups (e.g., Catholics, Evangelicals, Anglicans). The regional focus also varies throughout. Sections 1 and 2 present a global picture. Section 3 visits each continent, giving attention to significant subregions (e.g., Eastern, Middle, Northern, Southern, and Western Africa). In fact, the AGC considers itself the "first atlas to map Christian affiliation at the provincial level." The focus narrows further in Section 4, which highlights Christianity in major cities around the world. The fifth and final section is perhaps the most distinctive. Its focus is on the past 100 years of Christian missions/evangelistic efforts. Each continent receives individual treatment, along with topics like Bible translation and distribution, Christian finance, and responsiveness to evangelism. Accompanying most of AGC's eye-catching maps are signed essays (two pages in length), written by the atlas's 64 expert contributors. The essays are surprisingly full and typically include a five-source bibliography. An added bonus is a CD-ROM--referred to as a "presentation assistant." It offers all the visuals of the atlas in easily exported formats (JPG, PNG). Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through graduate students; general readers. W. E. Osburn Freed-Hardeman University
Appeared in Library Journal on 2010-03-01:
Johnson (director, Ctr. for the Study of Global Christianity, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) and Ross (Edinburgh Univ. Sch. of Divinity) have created, with the assistance of 64 international contributors, this highly complex and scholarly atlas to document the status of global Christianity a century after the Edinburgh 1910 World Missionary Conference. The preface states that "[e]very Christian tradition in every country is examined...under the rubric of six major Christian traditions: Anglican, Independent, Marginal, Orthodox, Protestant and Roman Catholic." Fortunately, there is a glossary that helps the user interpret these categories and other uncommon terminology. Many would consider Anglicans as Protestants, but they are not for the purpose of this atlas. To add to the complexity, in the section "Christianity by Major Tradition, 1910-2010," two additional traditions are added: Evangelicals and Pentecostals (Renewalists). Some denominations appear in some form in more than one of these traditions. "Marginal Christians" includes Jehova's Witnesses, Latter-Day Saints, Unification Church and Unitarian, and Universalist. An incredible volume of information is presented through a combination of text, comparative rectangles, pie charts, wheel and bar graphs, data tables, and scores of thematic maps in full color. The atlas is divided into five main parts: "Religion" (a survey of world faiths), "Global Christianity," "Christianity by Continent and Region," "Peoples, Languages and Cities" (Christianity within these contexts), and "Christian Mission." Included is an interactive CD with presentation-ready files of all maps, charts, graphs, and tables for classroom use. BOTTOM LINE This beautifully produced and unparalleled publication is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in religious studies, demographics, or sociology. Well suited for reference collections in larger public and most academic and ecclesiastical libraries.-Edward K. Werner, St. Lucie Cty. Lib. Syst., Ft. Pierce, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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The book is well organized and the Index of Proper Names is comprehensive, making it easy to find information. The teacher of Christian history will find this volume useful as a resource tool with the interactive CD-ROM that is designed for inclusion with Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote software. It is easy to incoporate geographical maps into lecture notes. I would recommend that tertiary institutions with religion or history departments purchase this volume as a reference work, not the least of which so that lecturers in Christian heritage can utilize it as a resource for their faculty.
The essays are surprisingly full and typically include five-source bibliography. An added bonus is a CD-ROM referred to as a "presentation assistant". It offers all the visuals of an Atlas in easily exported formats
This beautifully produced and unparalleled publication is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in religious studies, demographics, or sociology.
"This beautifully produced and unparalleled publication is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in religious studies, demographics, or sociology." -- Library Journal
This beautifully produced and unparalleled publication is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in religious studies, demographics, or sociology. Well suited for reference collections in larger public and most academic and ecclesiastical libraries.
Until we get a GPS device to navigate global Christianity for us, one can do no better than Atlas of Global Christianity .
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The 'Atlas of Global Christianity' is a visual reference of the changing status of global Christianity over the 100 years since the epoch-making 'Edinburgh 1910' World Missionary Conference. It is the first scholarly atlas to depict the 20th century shift of Christianity to the global south.
Description for Reader
The Atlas of Global Christianity is a thorough visual reference of the changing status of global Christianity over the 100 years since the epoch-making 'Edinburgh 1910' World Missionary Conference. It is the first scholarly atlas to depict the 20th century shift of Christianity from the Global North to the Global South. Contextual information on world issues and world religions is included. The atlas is ecumenical in that it covers every Christian tradition including Anglicans, Independents, Marginals, Orthodox, Protestants, and Roman Catholics. This is the first atlas to incorporate historical essays on Christianity 1910-2010 by scholars from each region of the world. Included is a CD that contains all maps and graphs ready for classroom use.
Description for Reader
The Atlas of Global Christianity is a visual quick reference of the changing status of global Christianity over the 100 years since the epoch-making 'Edinburgh 1910' World Missionary Conference. It is the first scholarly atlas to depict the 20th century shift of Christianity from the Global North to the Global South. Contextual information on world issues and world religions is included. The atlas is ecumenical in that it covers every Christian tradition including Anglicans, Independents, Marginals, Orthodox, Protestants, and Roman Catholics. This is the first atlas to incorporate historical essays on Christianity 1910-2010 by scholars from each region of the world. Included is an interactive electronic product that contains all maps and graphs ready for classroom use.
Description for Teachers/Educators
World ChristianityHistory of ChristianityChurch HistoryHistory of Religion
Main Description
The Atlas of Global Christianity is a concise reference that begins with the epoch-making "Edinburgh 1910" World Missionary Conference, the first scholarly atlas to depict the twentieth-century shift of Christianity to the Global South and the first to map Christian affiliation at the provincial level. The full-color atlas, with maps and graphs, is divided into five major sections: Part I covers the world, including thematic maps on world issues and world religions and comparing the global context of 1910 and 2010. It also contains maps on religious freedom and religious diversity. Part II focuses on context with thematic maps reflecting major Christian traditions, such as Anglicans, Independents, Marginals, Orthodox, Protestants, and Roman Catholics, as well as Evangelicals and Pentecostals. Part III depicts Christianity before the formation of the twenty-one regions of the United Nations (Eastern Africa, Western Africa, Southern Africa, and more). Each region is described in four pages that features an historical essay, maps, graphs, tables, and charts. In addition, essays and maps are included for each of the six United Nations continental areas (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, and Oceania). Part IV views the world through languages, peoples, and cities, a new approach to analyzing Christianity and its resources. Part V focuses on the Christian mission by analyzing data on missionaries, finance, Bible translation, media broadcasting, and other forms of evangelization. Incorporating into the back sleeve is a DVD containing presentation-ready files of all maps, charts, graphs, and tables for classroom use.
Main Description
The Atlas of Global Christianityis a concise reference that begins with the epoch-making "Edinburgh 1910" World Missionary Conference, the first scholarly atlas to depict the twentieth-century shift of Christianity to the Global South and the first to map Christian affiliation at the provincial level. The full-color atlas, with maps and graphs, is divided into five major sections: Part I covers the world, including thematic maps on world issues and world religions and comparing the global context of 1910 and 2010. It also contains maps on religious freedom and religious diversity.Part II focuses on context with thematic maps reflecting major Christian traditions, such as Anglicans, Independents, Marginals, Orthodox, Protestants, and Roman Catholics, as well as Evangelicals and Pentecostals. Part III depicts Christianity before the formation of the twenty-one regions of the United Nations (Eastern Africa, Western Africa, Southern Africa, and more). Each region is described in four pages that features an historical essay, maps, graphs, tables, and charts. In addition, essays and maps are included for each of the six United Nations continental areas (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, and Oceania). Part IV views the world through languages, peoples, and cities, a new approach to analyzing Christianity and its resources. Part V focuses on the Christian mission by analyzing data on missionaries, finance, Bible translation, media broadcasting, and other forms of evangelization. Incorporating into the back sleeve is a DVD containing presentation-ready files of all maps, charts, graphs, and tables for classroom use.
Main Description
The Atlas of Global Christianity is a thorough visual reference of the changing status of global Christianity over the 100 years since the epoch-making 'Edinburgh 1910' World Missionary Conference. It is the first scholarly atlas to depict the twentieth-century shift of Christianity to the Global South. It is also the first to map Christian affiliation at the provincial level. The atlas is divided into five major parts:Part I covers the whole world with thematic maps on world issues and world religions comparing the global context of 1910 and 2010. It also contains maps on religious freedom and religious diversity.Part II focuses in on the Christian context with thematic maps on major Christian traditions including Anglicans, Independents, Marginals, Orthodox, Protestants and Roman Catholics as well as Evangelicals and Pentecostals.Part III depicts Christianity by the 21 United Nations regions (Eastern Africa, Western Africa, Southern Africa, etc). Each region is described in four pages including an historical essay, maps, graphs, tables and charts. In addition, an essay and maps are included for each of the six United Nations continental areas (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, and Oceania). Part IV views the world through languages, peoples and cities, a new area of scholarly analysis of Christianity and its resources.Part V focuses on Christian mission by analysing data on missionaries, finance, Bible translation, media broadcasting, and other forms of evangelisation. In the back sleeve, a CD with an interactive electronic product is included. It contains presentation-ready maps, charts, graphs and tables for classroom use.Key Features* First scholarly atlas to document the shift of Christianity to the Global South* Contextual maps of world issues and major religious traditions* Global coverage of religious freedom and religious diversity* First atlas to map Christian affiliation at the provincial level* Ecumenical and global coverage, including all Christian traditions in every country* Full-colour maps of Christian affiliation in every United Nations region in the world* Historical essays on Christianity 1910-2010 by scholars from each region of the world* Interactive electronic interface on CD of all maps and graphics for classroom use
Main Description
The Atlas of Global Christianity is a visual quick reference of the changing status of global Christianity over the 100 years since the epoch-making 'Edinburgh 1910' World Missionary Conference. It is the first scholarly atlas to depict the twentieth-century shift of Christianity to the Global South. It is also the first to map Christian affiliation at the provincial level. The 400-page atlas, with full-colour maps and graphs, is divided into five major parts:Part I covers the whole world with thematic maps on world issues and world religions comparing the global context of 1910 and 2010. It also contains maps on religious freedom and religious diversity.Part II focuses in on the Christian context with thematic maps on major Christian traditions including Anglicans, Independents, Marginals, Orthodox, Protestants and Roman Catholics as well as Evangelicals and Pentecostals.Part III depicts Christianity by the 21 United Nations regions (Eastern Africa, Western Africa, Southern Africa, etc). Each region is described in four pages including an historical essay, maps, graphs, tables and charts. In addition, an essay and maps are included for each of the six United Nations continental areas (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, and Oceania). Part IV views the world through languages, peoples and cities, a new area of scholarly analysis of Christianity and its resources.Part V focuses on Christian mission by analysing data on missionaries, finance, Bible translation, media broadcasting, and other forms of evangelisation. In the back sleeve, a DVD with an interactive electronic product is included. It contains presentation-ready files of all maps, charts, graphs and tables for classroom use.Key Features* First scholarly atlas to document the shift of Christianity to the Global South* Contextual maps of world issues and major religious traditions* Global coverage of religious freedom and religious diversity* First atlas to map Christian affiliation at the provincial level* Ecumenical and global coverage, including all Christian traditions in every country* Full-colour maps of Christian affiliation in every United Nations region in the world* Historical essays on Christianity 1910-2010 by scholars from each region of the world* Interactive electronic interface on DVD of all maps and graphics for classroom use
Main Description
The Atlas of Global Christianity is a visual quick reference of the changing status of global Christianity over the 100 years since the epoch-making 'Edinburgh 1910' World Missionary Conference. It is the first scholarly atlas to depict the twentieth-century shift of Christianity to the Global South. It is also the first to map Christian affiliation at the provincial level. The atlas is divided into five major parts:Part I covers the whole world with thematic maps on world issues and world religions comparing the global context of 1910 and 2010. It also contains maps on religious freedom and religious diversity.Part II focuses in on the Christian context with thematic maps on major Christian traditions including Anglicans, Independents, Marginals, Orthodox, Protestants and Roman Catholics as well as Evangelicals and Pentecostals.Part III depicts Christianity by the 21 United Nations regions (Eastern Africa, Western Africa, Southern Africa, etc). Each region is described in four pages including an historical essay, maps, graphs, tables and charts. In addition, an essay and maps are included for each of the six United Nations continental areas (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, and Oceania). Part IV views the world through languages, peoples and cities, a new area of scholarly analysis of Christianity and its resources.Part V focuses on Christian mission by analysing data on missionaries, finance, Bible translation, media broadcasting, and other forms of evangelisation. In the back sleeve, a CD with an interactive electronic product is included. It contains presentation-ready files of all maps, charts, graphs and tables for classroom use.Key Features* First scholarly atlas to document the shift of Christianity to the Global South* Contextual maps of world issues and major religious traditions* Global coverage of religious freedom and religious diversity* First atlas to map Christian affiliation at the provincial level* Ecumenical and global coverage, including all Christian traditions in every country* Full-colour maps of Christian affiliation in every United Nations region in the world* Historical essays on Christianity 1910-2010 by scholars from each region of the world* Interactive electronic interface on CD of all maps and graphics for classroom use

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