Though Christianity began in Asia, it is rarely recognized as an Asian religion due to the long and difficult history of Christianity there. In fact, Asia has been the least hospitable region for Jesus and his followers, for in Asia, Christianity has never had the support and protection of rulers. Whereas Christianity in the West received royal support, Asian Christianity has led a more nomadic and exilic existence, resulting in it being the least Christianized region of the world.
As a recognized expert on the history of Christianity in Asia, Scott Sunquist has published and spoken frequently on this theme over the years. Explorations in Asian Christianity gathers his key writings on the topic and organizes them into four main categories: surveys that look at Asian Christianity in broad perspective, historical investigations that look at how Christianity shapes our understanding of history and historiography, missiological studies that look closely at issues of place, and finally essays on theological education.
Topics explored in this volume include:
- Ecumenism in Asia
- The cruciform nature of Christianity
- A missiology of place
- The Christian view of time
- Global migration
Explorations in Asian Christianity sheds light on one of the most important but least well-known areas in Christian history.
Title: Explorations in Asian Christianity: History, Theology, and Mission
By: Scott W. Sunquist
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Weight: 16 ounces