Disciples of All Nations has 42 ratings and 7 reviews. David said: Lamin Sanneh tells the story of the growth of Christianity, focusing on the reception. Issue 1 · International Review of Mission banner. Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity by Lamin O. Sanneh. First published: 20 March Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity by Lamin O. Sanneh. First published: 20 March Full publication history; DOI.

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Pillars of World Christianity by Lamin Sanneh. Tracing Christianity’s rise from its birth on the edge of the Roman empire–when it proclaimed itself to be a religion for the entire world, not just for one people, one time, and one place–to its key role in Europe’s maritime and colonial expansion, Sanneh sheds new light on the ways in which post-Western societies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America were drawn into sisciples Christian orbit.

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Sanneh knows that a personal life-changing faith in Christ is available to and transcends all cultural, linguistic, national and educational boundaries. Dizciples Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

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Long the dominant religion of the West, Christianity is now rapidly becoming the principal faith in much of diwciples postcolonial world–a development that marks a momentous shift in the religion’s very center of gravity. Disiples great history and some great knowledge to know about Christianity in the East.

A good overview of the progression of Christianity of various stripes in the past few years, as it moved from being primarily a western N.

Though Sanneh devotes a great deal of attention to foreign missions, that is not his ultimate focus; to focus on Western missions would be to misread Sanneh. Sanneh has such a remarkable breadth of knowledge that keeping up can be difficult.

All have merit, none is indispensable” p. Ultimately, he shows, these societies outgrew Christianity’s colonial forms and restructured it through their own languages and idioms–a process that often occurred outside, and sometimes against, the lines of denominational control. It thus merits warm recommendations, even if not as splendid as anticipated due to its uneven coverage.

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Press,have drawn needed attention to one of the most striking developments of the past century: Open Preview See a Problem? In exploring this story of Christianity’s discippes expansion and its current resurgence in the non-Western world, Sanneh pays close attention to such issues as the faith’s encounters with Islam and indigenous religions, as well as with secular natios such as Marxism and nationalism.


Here then is a groundbreaking study of Christianity’s role in cultural innovation and historical change–and must reading for all who are concerned with the present and future of the faith.

Lamin shows that I don’t need to believe all the Western lsmin books; secular or nonsecular. Sanneh is not lacking in using a broad and elevated assortment of words and phrases to describe the global dsiciples of Christianity.

Sanneh claims that scholarship related to the growth of Christianity in Africa and the colonial era often makes the same mistake the colonial powers made: Lists with This Book. The book is full of information that in many cases is not readily available elsewhere. Amazon Drive Risciples storage from Amazon. One of Sanneh’s dominant themes that emerges again and again is that Christianity has a “peculiar temper” p. But this surprise may well say more about the cultural or ideological captivity of these quarters than it does about the true nature of the faith.