by Anthony O’Mahony and Michael Kirwan
is the largest global religious tradition, embracing some two
billion people—over a third of the world’s entire population.
The studies included here offer a sympathetic, but not uncritical,
appreciation of the diversity and vitality of Christianity around
the world. Covering important contemporary themes, key pastors,
thinkers and theologians engage with Christianity’s encounter with
faith and responsibility, economics, politics, ethics, mission and
women, spirituality and interreligious dialogue from a wide spectrum
of different perspectives.
reflections are followed by regional studies which not only show a
shift in Christianity’s centre of gravity, from the West to the
East and South, but also the vibrant nature of the encounter between
Christianity and society, culture and other religious traditions.
Christianity is looked at in various contexts—Latin America, Asia,
Africa, Europe, and the Middle East; which includes studies on
Liberation Theology, Christology in Africa, Eastern Christianity,
Christianity and Jerusalem and the encounter with Judaism and Islam.
editors, Anthony O’Mahony and Michael Kirwan SJ, are members of
the Faculty of Theology at
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