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Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

Lamin O. Sanneh


The book describes the Christian movement from New Testament times and the Gentile mission to developments in the Roman Empire. 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. Christianity followed Europe into the non‐Christian world, and became identified with the rising mercantilism and colonial empires. Missions gained—and lost—momentum by association with the slave trade and with related systems of native exploitation, acquiring range and imperial protectio ... More

Keywords: Gentiles, Roman Empire, classicism, Islam, New World, slavery, Marxism, awakening, civilization, New China, charismatic expansion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195189605
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189605.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lamin O. Sanneh, author
Yale University
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