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Facing West: American Evangelicals in an Age of World Christianity

David R. Swartz


The dramatic growth of Christianity in the Global South over the last century has shifted the balance of power away from strongholds in Europe and the United States. While we typically imagine religion traveling from West to East and from North to South, David R. Swartz shows that lines of influence also run in other directions. Missionaries and non-Western evangelicals have shaped the American evangelical church. On issues of race, economics, human rights, and social justice, these complex transnational relationships often feature accommodation and mutuality, and they often push toward cosmop ... More

Keywords: American evangelicalism, global religion, American religious history, transnational religion, immigration, National Association of Evangelicals, World Vision

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190250805
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190250805.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David R. Swartz, author
Associate Professor of History, Asbury University

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