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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oof Don’t have an account? 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. 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.
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Bible translation work also produced grammars and lexicons for languages that otherwise might have disappeared. Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: However, Sanneh contends that this one-sided picture of native passivity in the face of missionary hegemony is far wide of the mark. Books by Lamin Sanneh. Sanneh uses the Jewish-Gentile conflict from Acts 15 to serve as a template with which to discuss the growth of Christianity around the world and its accompanying conflicts over cultural expressions and contextualizat This is an amazing book.
In the West, this is an often-told story: The effect of such changes, Sanneh contends, has been profound, transforming not only worship, prayer, and the interpretation of Scripture, but also art, aesthetics, and music associated with the church. Andrew rated it really liked it Dec 20, Lamin Sanneh is amazingly scholarly, but this is not a book lamiin only to scholars.
In so doing, they often recaptured the spirit of primal apostolic Christianity against its secularized European counterpart.
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.
It thus merits warm recommendations, even if not as splendid as anticipated due to its uneven coverage. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
Mostly focused on developments in Africa, but a good bit also on the recent growth of Christianity in China. The local idiom became a chosen vessel. The effect of such changes, Sanneh contends, has been profound, transforming not only worship, prayer, and the interpretation of Scripture, but also art, aesthetics, and music associated with the church.
Sanneh uses the Jewish-Gentile conflict from Acts 15 to serve as a template with which to discuss the growth of Christianity around the world and its accompanying conflicts over cultural expressions and contextualization.
In this book, the author explores Christianity in different parts of the world, concentrating on emerging trends in the developing world.
In exploring this story of Christianity’s global expansion and its current resurgence in the non-Western world, Sanneh pays close attention to such discip,es as the faith’s encounters with Islam and indigenous religions, as well as with secular ideologies such as Marxism and nationalism. This is a look at the history of Christian expansion that doesn’t breeze over colonialism.
Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Jul 31, Zack Jackson rated it really liked it. As such, Christianity both absorbs and transforms the cultures it encounters. Sanneh, author Yale University Author Webpage.
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Hannah rated it it was ok May 04, Learn more about Amazon Prime. In this eye-opening book, Lamin Sanneh examines the roots of this “post-Western awakening” and the unparalleled richness and diversity, as well as the tension and conflict, it has brought to World Christianity.
Disciples of all nations: In the end, by putting the Christian movement into the broader context which I have attempted to summarize above, Lamin Sanneh has convincingly shown that the present growth of world Christianity, while unprecedented in its scale, is not at all out of character.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It expounds Christianity’s eastward expansion and seminal interaction with Islam whose resistance encouraged Europe to embark on its maritime expansion to the East and the New World. His books include Whose Religion is Christianity?: Write a customer review. Explore the Home Gift Guide. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.
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