World Christianity and Interfaith Relations

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5.98 X 8.9 X 0.79 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Richard F. Young is Princeton Theological Seminary's Elmer K. and Ethel R. Timby Associate Professor of the History of Religions. He earned his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches courses on the encounter of other religions with Christianity, comparative missiology, and Buddhism and Hinduism.


"It is becoming very difficult to figure out our world today. When it comes to Christianity and its almost infinite compositions and multifaceted forms of existences, we feel at loss. World Christianity and Interfaith Relations is a remarkable resource to help us get into those muddy waters. With voices from different parts of the world, this book engages vivid themes of our time such as nationalism, intolerance, race, gender, ecology, forms of resistance, religious dialogues, ecumenical efforts, and more. This book shows us how much we need to pause, learn, and change our views. It is indeed rich material for anyone who wants to understand the complexities of the Christian faiths across the globe." --Cláudio Carvalhaes, associate professor of worship, Union Theological Seminary, New York City

"In Asia, Africa, and Latin America, Christianity is recklessly entangled with matters relating to justice, poverty, race and ethnicity, nationalism, ecological destruction, and encounters with other religious traditions. Courageously and competently, the authors immerse themselves in what too often have been the 'touch-me-not' issues of those fixated on church growth. Representing wide-ranging disciplinary perspectives and cultural experiences, these scholars make highly original and indispensable contributions to the study of World Christianity. At a time when livelihoods are threatened by toxic nationalism, climate change, land displacement, and interreligious conflict, the rigorous engagement presented in this volume couldn't be timelier." --Chandra Mallampalli, Fletcher Jones Chair of Social Sciences and Professor of History, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California

"Volume 4 of this ground-breaking series delivers a rich selection of multi-layered narratives and interpretations of interfaith realities within and beyond indigenous Christian communities in Myanmar, India, Canada, Brazil, Uganda, Nigeria, and Southern Africa. Interrogating the entanglements of religion and nationalism, race, gender, ecology, privilege, decolonization, violence, caste, spatiality, and theological normativity, this volume uniquely offers emic and etic perspectives of Christians and religious others. A nuanced, thought-provoking, and vital contribution to the field of World Christianity!" --Thomas John Hastings, executive director, OMSC at Princeton Theological Seminary, and editor, International Bulletin of Mission Research (SAGE)

"In World Christianity and Interfaith Relations, Richard Fox Young has put together an excellent collection of essays from scholars representing an array of perspectives on World Christianity. Various regions of Asia, Latin America, and Africa receive attention in this book as categorized within provocative sub-themes. This illustrates how World Christianity is embedded within some of the most topical aspects concerning human existence today, both as a contributing factor to some of our most serious challenges but also, potentially, as crucial to their resolution. This is a great contribution on the wider series theme of World Christianity as a public religion." --Retief Müller, VID Specialized University, Stavanger, Norway

"In one volume, readers will find a broad-based survey of the contemporary interface between Christian communities and other faith traditions across the globe. Writing from disparate perspectives and using tools from various disciplines, the authors critically and carefully analyze a wide range of issues, in particular interfaith and ecumenical relationships. A much-needed resource! I highly recommend it to scholars and students seeking to understand and appreciate World Christianity." --James Taneti, assistant professor of World Christianity, Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, Virginia