World Christian Encyclopedia: A Comparative Study of Churches and Religions in the Modern World, AD 1900-2000

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David B. Barrett
Oxford University Press, 1982 - 1010 pagini
This work systematically describes, in fourteen sections, the extent, status, and characteristics of the Christian religion, its 150 major ecclesiastical traditions and 20,800 distinct denominations, dioceses, jurisdictions, missions, assemblies, and fellowships. Fully ecumenical in itspresentation, the book treats Christianity in the context of all the great world religions, and the so-called "new religions", as well as atheism, agnosticism, secularism, and Marxism.

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World Christian encyclopedia: a comparative survey of churches and religions in the modern world

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In Part 1 STATUS
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Global Table 5 Christian cultures and ethnolinguistic peoples AD 19002000
8
The word now indicates that although an older
9
global memberships ranked by 7 ecclesiastical blocs
14
CHRONOLOGY
21
Fission and fusion in world Christian traditions AD 301985
34
AFGHANISTAN The Democratic Republic
83
CULTURE
105
BENIN The Peoples Republic
175
CHANNEL ISLANDS
225
COCOS KEELING ISLANDS
239
STATISTICS
773
Global Table 19 World population ranked by the worlds 76 official state languages AD 1980 779 Global Table 19 World population ranked by the ...
779
Global Table 24 World population and Christians divided into 17 races and 432 major
786
churches and global memberships in 7 ecclesiastical
792
Global Table 30 Evangelized unevangelized and evangelizing populations on 8 continents
798

EVANGELIZATION
117
CODEBOOK
123
SURVEY
131
ALGERIA The Peoples Democratic
136
ARGENTINA The Argentine Republic
147
AUSTRIA The Republic of
157
BAHRAIN The State
163
BELGIUM The Kingdom
169
DICTIONARY
813
BIBLIOGRAPHY
857
ATLAS
863
WHOS
885
DIRECTORY
893
viii
903
INDEXES
979
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