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Understanding World Christianity

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Christianity is a global religion! It’s an obvious fact, but one often missed or ignored in too many books and conversations. In a world where Christianity is growing everywhere but the West, the Understanding World Christianity series offers a fresh, readable orientation to Christianity around the world.

Understanding World Christianity is organized geographically, by nation and region. Noted experts, in most cases native to the area of focus, present a balanced history of Christianity and a detailed discussion of the faith as it is lived today.  Each volume addresses six key ‘intersections’ of Christianity in a given context:

  • Historical
  • Denominational
  • Socio-political
  • Geographical
  • Biographical
  • Theological

Accessible in tone and brief in length, the volumes in Understanding World Christianity are ideal introductions for students, mission leaders, and any others who wish to know how Christianity influences, and is influenced by, a given national context.

Now available!

In this exciting volume, Dyron B. Daughrity and Jesudas M. Athyal offer an introduction to Indian Christianity that has been desperately needed by scholars, students, and interested readers alike. Rich in experience and knowledge, Daughrity and Athyal introduce readers to the vibrancy of Indian Christianity like no other authors have done before.


Series Editor

Watch series editor, Dyron Daughrity, introduce the Understanding World Christianity series! 

Look for these upcoming titles in the series!

Understanding World Christianity: China
Kim-kwong Chan, Universities Service Center for China Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Understanding World Christianity: Russia
Alexander Agadjanian, Russian State University for the Humanities; Scott Kenworthy, Miami University of Ohio