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4.0.0 Christendom Algemeen

Bays, D. H.
A New History of Christianity in China
A New History of Christianity in China, written by one of the world's the leading writers on Christianity in China, looks at Christianity's long history in China, its extraordinarily rapid rise in the last half of the twentieth century, and charts its future direction. The book provides the first comprehensive history of Christianity in China, an important, understudied area in both Asian studies and religious history.
The Global Christianity Series, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, pap, 241 pp, € 34.95, 9781405159555
Bednarowski, M.F. (ed.)
Twentieth Century: Global Christianity
A People's History of Christianity, Fortress Press, 2010, geb, 439 pp, € 23.95, 9780800697259
Bellitto, C. M., L. I. Hamilton (eds)
Reforming the Church before Modernity
Reforming the Church before Modernity considers the question of ecclesial reform from late antiquity to the 17th century, and tackles this complex question from primarily cultural perspectives, rather than the more usual institutional approaches. The common themes are social change, centres and peripheries of change, monasticism, and intellectuals and their relationship to reform. This innovative approach opens up the question of how religious reform took place and challenges existing ecclesiological models that remains too focussed on structures in a manner artificial for pre-modern Europe. Several chapters specifically take issue with the problem of what constitutes reform, reformations, and historians' notions of the periodization of reform, while in others the relationship between personal transformation and its broader social, political or ecclesial context emerges as a significant dynamic. Presenting essays from a distinguished international cast of scholars, the book makes an important contribution to the debates over ecclesiology and religious reform stimulated by the anniversary of Vatican II
Patterns, Problems and Approaches, Ashgate, 2005, geb, € 84.50, 9780754653554
Bettenson, H. & C. Maunder
The Documents of the Christian Church
This selection of writings from the most important moments in the history of Christianity has become established as a classic reference work, providing insights into 2000 years of Christian theological and political debate. While retaining the original material selected by Henry Bettenson, Chris Maunder has added a substantial section of more recent writings. These illustrate the Second Vatican Council; the theologies of liberation; Church and State from 'Thatcher's Britain' to Communist Eastern Europe; Black, feminist, and ecological theology; ecumenism; and inter-faith dialogue. The emphasis on moral debate in the contemporary churches is reflected in selections discussing questions about homosexuality, divorce, AIDS, and in-vitro fertilization, amongst other issues.

This further expanded fourth edition brings the anthology up-to-date with a new section looking at issues facing the twenty-first century churches. This includes extracts exploring the churches' responses to questions of social justice, international politics, trade and debt, environmental change, and technological development. New material also covers the global growth of Christianity, the progress of Christian unity, and mission in multi-faith and postmodern societies.

Oxford UP, 1963/2011, pap, 529 pp, € 24.50, 9780199568987
Bowden, J. (ed)
Christianity, the Complete Guide
"The Guide" is quite unlike any other book about Christianity. It approaches Christianity as a foreign land, which it is for a very large number of people. Written at the level of a serious daily newspaper, it introduces readers to the very different forms of Christianity as they are to be found today on all the continents: to its geographical spread; to its history; to its great works of art from cathedrals to paintings, sculpture and music; to its values and ethical responses to the great issues of the day; to its contrasting forms of prayer and worship; to its Bible and the thinking based on it; to its belief in God. More than 200 contributors, a team of scholars from the United States, Europe and the British Commonwealth who are all experts in their subjects, have written more than 300 major articles which the book contains. In addition, more than 150 provide succinct summaries of information on a whole variety of issues, supplemented by a Who's Who of key figures, along with illustrations, diagrams and time charts, and a comprehensive index. "The Guide" assumes that its readers are completely unfamiliar with Christianity and is focussed primarily on them: not a single word or idea goes unexplained. But at the same time it is based on a wealth of scholarship, so that it can serve as an authoritative reference work. And for those who do not so much want information as an answer to the fundamental questions of evil, suffering, death and the meaning of life, it offers possible answers based on the resources of the Christian tradition.
Continuum, 2006, pap, 1364 pp, € 52.50, 9780826482761
Chryssides, G. D.
Christianity Today
Continuum Religion Today, Continuum, 2010, pap, 169 pp, € 22.90, 9781847065421
Collins, P. M.
Christian Inculturation in India
Drawing together international and Indian sources, and new research on the ground in South India, this book presents a unique examination of the inculturation of Christian Worship in India. Paul Collins examines the imperatives underlying the processes of inculturation - the dynamic relationship between the Christian message and cultures, and then explores the outcomes of those processes in terms of architecture, liturgy and ritual and the critique offered of these outcomes, especially by Dalit theologians. This book highlights how the Indian context has informed global discussions, and how the decisions of World Council of Churches, Vatican II and Lambeth Conferences have impacted upon the Indian context.
Ashgate, 2007, geb, € 71.50, 9780754660767
Cracknell, K. & S.J. White
An Introduction to World Methodism
The world Methodist community now numbers over 75 million people in more than 130 countries. The story of Methodism is fascinating and multi-faceted because there are so many distinct traditions within it, some stemming directly from Britain and some arising in the United States. In this book, the authors address the issue of what holds all Methodists together and examine the strengths and diversity of an influential major form of Christian life and witness. They look at the ways in which Methodism has become established throughout the world, examining historical and theological developments, and patterns of worship and spirituality, in their various cultural contexts. The book reflects both the lasting contributions of John and Charles Wesley, and the on-going contribution of Methodism to the ecumenical movement and inter-religious relations. It offers both analysis and abundant resources for further study.
Introduction to Religion Series, Cambridge UP, 2005, pap, 283 pp, € 32.50, 9780521521703
Creech, J.
Adam's Gift. A Memoir of a Pastors Calling to Defy the Churchs Persecution of Lesbians and Gays
Duke UP, 2011, pap, 368 pp, € 27.50, 9780822348856
Elst, A. van der
Jonge denkers over grote religies. Christendom
Zolang de voorraad strekt: van 15,25 voor 4,-.

Annette van der Elst schetst de religieuze overtuigingen van hedendaagse, moderne christenen in Nederland. Daaruit komt een beeld naar voren dat weinig van doen heeft met kerkelijke instituten van onderdrukking en sociale controle. Een beeld dat vaak geschetst is door de zogeheten 'frustratiegeneratie'. Wellicht tot verrassing van veel agnosten en atheisten: de moraal van hedendaagse christenen is niet in strijd met de belangrijkste seculiere waarden vrijheid, gelijkheid en broederschap. Integendeel, de christelijke en de verlichtingsmoraal blijken nauw met elkaar verweven. Emancipatie van het individu, gewetensvrijheid en zelfkritiek spelen in het moderne christendom een cruciale rol.
Ten Have, 2008, geb, 120 pp, € 4.00, 9789025958190
Fahlbusch, E. (ed.)
The Encyclopedia of Christianity vol.4 P-Sh
Eerdmans/ Brill, 2006, geb, 952 pp, € 94.90, 9780802824165
Fahlbusch, E. (ed.)
The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Vol 5: Si-Z
Eerdmans, 2008, geb, 865 pp, € 79.95, 9780802824172
Farhadian, C.E.
Introducing World Christianity
This interdisciplinary introduction offers students a truly global overview of the worldwide spread and impact of Christianity. It is enriched throughout by detailed historic and ethnographic material, showing how broad themes within Christianity have been adopted and adapted by Christian denominations within each major region of the world. * Provides a comprehensive overview of the spread and impact of world Christianity* Contains studies from every major region of the world, including Africa, Asia, Latin America, the North Atlantic, and Oceania* Brings together an international team of contributors from history, sociology, and anthropology, as well as religious studies* Examines the significant social, cultural, and political transformations in contemporary societies brought about through the influence of Christianity* Takes a non-theological approach, focusing instead on the impact of and response to Christianity * Discusses Protestant, Evangelical, Catholic, and Orthodox forms of the faith* Features useful maps and illustrations* Combines broader discussions with detailed regional analysis, creating an invaluable introduction to world Christianity
Wiley-Blackwell, 2012, pap, 280 pp, € 28.50, 9781405182485
Geaves, R.
Wereldgodsdiensten van A tot Z, Boom, 2009, pap, 152 pp, € 13.50, 9789085067702
Geaves, R.
Key Words in Christianity
Continuum, 2006, pap, 112 pp, € 13.50, 9781589011267
Guite, M.
Wat geloven christenen?
Ik geef jullie een nieuw gebod: heb elkaar lief. Zoals ik jullie heb liefgehad, zo moeten jullie elkaar liefhebben.(Joh. 13:34) Het christendom groeide uit van een kleine sekte binnen het judaisme tot een van de belangrijkste wereldgodsdiensten. Wat begon als een klein groepje mensen met een gezamenlijke achtergrond, is nu een beweging die zich uitstrekt over uiteenlopende landen en culturen. Daardoor is een verbazingwekkende verscheidenheid ontstaan van manieren waarop men het christelijk geloof praktiseert en interpreteert. Dit neemt niet weg dat alle christenen een geloof delen dat geinspireerd is door het leven en de leer van een timmermanszoon uit Nazareth. Hoe komt dat? Malcolm Guite laat zien hoe Jezus zelf liefde beschouwde als een essentieel element van zowel de christelijk geloofsbeleving als het dagelijks leven.

MALCOLM GUITE is geestelijk verzorger aan het Girton College in Cambridge, hij doceert aan de Cambridge Federation of Theological Colleges, en is dichter en zanger/tekstschrijver van de band Mystery Train.

Ad Donker, 2007, pap, 143pp, € 12.50, 9789061006091
Hoekstra, drs. E.G.
Het christendom
Wegwijs wereldreligies, Kok, 2004, pap, 256 pp, € 15.90, 9789043505673
Holder, A.
Christian Spirituality. The Classics
Routledge, 2009, pap, 376 pp, € 21.00, 9780415776028
Hutchinson, Mark, John Wolffe
A Short History of Global Evangelicalism
This book offers an authoritative overview of the history of evangelicalism as a global movement, from its origins in Europe and North America in the first half of the eighteenth century to its present-day dynamic growth in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania. Starting with a definition of the movement within the context of the history of Protestantism, it follows the history of evangelicalism from its early North Atlantic revivals to the great expansion in the Victorian era, through to its fracturing and reorientation in response to the stresses of modernity and total war in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It describes the movement's indigenization and expansion toward becoming a multicentered and diverse movement at home in the non-Western world that nevertheless retains continuity with its historic roots. The book concludes with an analysis of contemporary worldwide evangelicalism's current trajectory and the movement's adaptability to changing historical and geographical circumstances.
Cambridge UP, 2012, pap, 306 pp, € 26.90, 9780521746052
Jacobsen, D.
The World's Christians: Who They are, Where They are, and How They Got There
Written by an award-winning author, this well-organized and comprehensive introduction to global Christianity illuminates the many ways the world's Christians live their faith today.
* Covers the entire globe: Africa, Asia, and Latin America as well as Europe, North America, and the Pacific
* Provides impartial, in-depth descriptions of the world's four major Christian traditions: Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, and Pentecostal/Charismatic
* Utilizes the best available sources to produce an up-to-date profile of demographic trends in the Christian population
* Blends history, sociology, anthropology, and theology to create a rich, multi-layered analysis of the world Christian movement
* Features clear maps and 4-color illustrations throughout the volume
Wiley, 2012, pap, 416 pp, € 31.00, 9781405188876
Jacobson, D.
The World`s Christians. Who they are, Where they are, and How they got there
Written by an award-winning author, this well-organized and comprehensive introduction to global Christianity illuminates the many ways the world's Christians live their faith today.
* Covers the entire globe: Africa, Asia, and Latin America as well as Europe, North America, and the Pacific
* Provides impartial, in-depth descriptions of the world's four major Christian traditions: Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, and Pentecostal/Charismatic
* Utilizes the best available sources to produce an up-to-date profile of demographic trends in the Christian population
* Blends history, sociology, anthropology, and theology to create a rich, multi-layered analysis of the world Christian movement
* Features clear maps and 4-color illustrations throughout the volume
Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, pap, 399 pp, € 26.95, 9781405188876
Kaufmann, F-X.
Kirchenkrise. Wie uberlebt das Christentum?
Herder, 2011, geb, 176 pp, € 15.95, 9783451323843
McGrath, Alister E.
Christian History: An Introduction
A major new introduction to the global history of Christianity, written by one of the world's leading theologians and author of numerous bestselling textbooks.
* Provides a truly global review by exploring the development of Christianity and related issues in Asia, Latin America and Africa, and not just focusing on Western concerns
* Spanning more than two millennia and combining elements of theology, history, and culture, it traces the development of all three branches of Christianity -- Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox -- providing context to Christianity's origins and its links to Judaism
* Looks beyond denominational history at Christianity's impact on individuals, society, politics, and intellectual thought, as well as on art, architecture, and the natural sciences
* Combines McGrath's acute historical sensibility with formidable organizational skill, breaking the material down into accessible, self-contained historical periods
* Offers an accessible and student-oriented text, assuming little or no advance theological or historical knowledge on the part of the reader
Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, pap, 374 pp, € 31.00, 9781118337806
Meijering, E.
Kleine encyclopedie van het Christendom
Balans, 2009, pap, 286 pp, € 15.00, 9789050189637
Orobator, A.E.
Reconciliation, Justice and Peace. The Second African Synod
The book addresses the theme of the Second African Synod "Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace" in the wider context of globalization, post-modernity, and other pertinent factors that shape the contemporary church and society in Africa
Orbis, 2011, pap, 259 pp, € 36.95, 9781570759161
Patte, Daniel
The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity
Cambridge UP, 2010, geb, 1500 pp, € 122.00, 9780521820967
Patte, Daniel
The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity
Cambridge UP, 2010, pap, 1343 pp, € 34.95, 9780521527859
Phan, P.C.
Christianities in Asia
The Global Christianity Series, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, pap, 271 pp, € 34.00, 9781405160902
Schepper, J. de
Wat christenen geloven
Christenen hebben een dwars geloof. Ze geloven tegen de feiten in. Een man sterft een schandelijke dood aan een kruis, en zij geloven dat hij leeft, meer dan ooit. Mensen staan elkaar naar het leven, en zij geloven dat alle mensen broeders en zusters zijn, kinderen van Vader en dat een mens zichzelf pas vindt als hij de ander voor laat gaan.

Dit boek wil met dit geloof laten kennismaken. De auteurs doen dit vanuit hun eigen betrokkenheid bij het christelijk geloof. Zij trachten daarbij recht te doen aan de verschillen die er tussen christenen zijn, maar geven ook aan wat alle christenen gemeen hebben. Zij willen dat de lezer niet alleen de christelijke levensbeschouwing leert kennen, maar er ook begrip voor krijgt. Zij beperken zich niet tot uiterlijkheden, maar besteden vooral aandacht aan het levensgevoel, het denken en het handelen van christenen in hun dagelijks leven.

Dit boek richt zich naar leraren, opvoeders en iedereen die dagelijks geconfronteerd wordt met vragen over het christelijk geloof en het niet altijd zo gemakkelijk vindt om daar op te antwoorden.

Lannoo, 2006, pap, 173 pp, € 18.95, 9789020966398
Spufford, Francis
Dit is geen verdediging! Waarom het christendom ondanks alles verrassend veel diepgang heeft.
De Britse schrijver Francis Spufford is christen en schaamt zich daar niet voor. Want het beeld dat Richard Dawkins en andere nieuwe atheisten schetsen, is een grote karikatuur. Christenen zijn meer dan wereldvreemde figuren, die midden in de zomer lelijke regenjacks dragen en dwepen met ellende. Hun geloof geeft een diepe betekenis aan liefde, menselijk falen en aan andere oermenselijke emoties.
Ten Have, 2013, pap, 224 pp, € 18.99, 9789025903060
Valliere, P.
Conciliarism: A History of Decision-Making in the Church
Conciliarism is one of the oldest and most essential means of decision-making in the history of the Christian Church. Indeed, as a leading Orthodox theologian Alexander Schmemann states, 'Before we understand the place and the function of the council in the Church, we must, therefore, see the Church herself as a council.' Paul Valliere tells the story of councils and conciliar decision-making in the Christian Church from earliest times to the present. Drawing extensively upon the scholarship on conciliarism which has appeared in the last half-century, Valliere brings a broad ecumenical perspective to the study and shows how the conciliar tradition of the Christian past can serve as a resource for resolving conflicts in the Church today. The book presents a conciliarism which involves historical legacy, but which leads us forward, not backward, and which keeps the Church's collective eyes on the prize - the eschatological kingdom of God.
Cambridge UP, 2012, geb, 289 pp, € 82.00, 9781107015746
Veldhuis, H.
Kijk op geloof. Christelijk geloof uitgelegd
Boekencentrum, 2005, pap, 287 pp, € 17.50, 9789023918134
Ward, Keith
Beginners Guides, Oneworld, 2007, pap, 194 pp, € 17.25, 9781851685394
Webster , John C. B.
Historiography of Christianity in India
Moving beyond the missionary perspective, this book adopts a historian's approach to the documentation of Christianity in the region. Webster's first-hand knowledge of social dynamics of the region as well as familiarity with sources form the basis of this socio-cultural history of the Christians in India. Wide in its scope, his narrative reaches back to the early days of the Europeans in India, as well as strides forward in meeting the challenges of modern India like religious conversion and identity of Indian Christians. From tracking down the elusive Ditt in Indian Christian history to the understanding of Christianity through the perspectives of subalterns like women and Dalits, this book furthers a case for the interpretation of Indian social history through Christian history of the region.
Oxford UP India, 2013, geb, 273 pp, € 33.50, 9780198089209
Woodhead, Linda
An Introduction to Christianity
Cambridge UP, 2004, pap, 439 pp, € 31.00, 9780521786553
Woodhead, Linda
Christianity: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions, Oxford UP, 2004, pap, 174 pp, € 13.20, 9780192803221
Yiwu, Liao
God is rood, hoe het christendom overleefde en floreerde in communistisch China
Toen Liao Yiwu ontdekte dat er een levendige christelijke gemeenschap bestond in China, wist hij weinig van het christendom. Hij had geleerd, als alle Chinezen, dat religie iets slechts was,en dat gelovigen op zijn best misleide mensen waren, maar waarschijnlijker: kapitalistische spionnen.Omdat zijn werk al even verboden was als het geloof, voelde hij een band, en de opofferingsgezindheid waarmee de Chinese christenen hun geloof beleden, sprak hem aan. En dus schrijft hij over de non die haar leven wijdt aan het terugkrijgen van onteigend land, de chirurg die in een dorp was gaan wonen om daar mensen gratis te behandelen en de dominee die vermoord was tijdens de Culturele Revolutie.

God is rood is het portret van een gemeenschap die zichzelf niet wil verloochenen, tegen de klippen van het regime op.

Atlas Contact, 2014, pap, 288 pp, € 24.95, 9789045023441