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“A compelling account of how the Bible became a global book”

Professor Brian Stanley has been interviewed about his new book, Christianity in the Twentieth Century: A World History, by Professor Crawford Gribben of Queen’s University Belfast.

Book cover for Christianity in the Twentieth Century: red with a multi-coloured cross

In an article on the New Books Network website, Professor Gribben says:

Stanley’s book offers a compelling account of how the Bible became a global book, and of how expectations for the global conquest of Christian missions in the 1910s gave way before the impact of World War One, the end of empire, secularisation, migration, religious pluralism, political change, persecution and genocide, and the constant proliferation of new religious movements.”

Podcast

The article includes a 34-minute podcast interview, in which Professor Gribben explores some of the “striking”, “moving” and “disturbing” points Professor Stanley has made in the book by structuring it thematically, rather than chronologically or regionally, and by comparing and contrasting a series of illuminating case studies from around the world.

Christianity in the Twentieth Century: A World History, was published by Princeton University Press, June 2018.

Links

Article and podcast

Christianity in the Twentieth Century

Princeton University Press interview

Article on the website of the Centre for the Study of World Christianity

Professor Stanley’s web page

Professor Gribben’s web page