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Here are some resources we recommend for you to keep learning more about the fascinating and relevant topic of world Christianity. We hope you enjoy and are enriched by these excellent resources!

Books & Print References

To the Ends of the Earth: Pentecostalism and the Transformation of World Christianity
Anderson, Allan. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
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World Christian Encyclopedia: A Comparative Survey of Churches and Religions in the Modern World
Barrett, David B., George Thomas Kurian, and Todd M. Johnson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.
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The New Global Mission: The Gospel from Everywhere to Everyone
Escobar, Samuel. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2003.
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The Next Christendom
Jenkins, Philip. New York, NY.: Oxford University Press, 2002.
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The New Faces of Christianity: Believing the Bible in the Global South
Jenkins, Philip. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
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Atlas of Global Christianity: 1910-2010
Johnson, Todd Michael, and Kenneth R. Ross. Edinburg: Edinburg University Press, 2013.
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The World’s Religions in Figures: An Introduction to International Religious Demography
Johnson, Todd M., Brian J. Grim, Gina A. Bellofatto, and Peter Ludwig Berger. 2013.
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Operation World: [the Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation]
Mandryk, Jason. Colorado Springs, CO: Biblica Publishing, 2010.
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Christian Mission: How Christianity Became a World Religion
Robert, Dana L. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
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Christianity in the Twentieth Century: A World History
Stanley, Brian. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2018.
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Theology in the Context of World Christianity How the Global Church Is Influencing the Way We Think About and Discuss Theology
Tennent, Timothy C. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 2007.
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Radical Growth
Thompson, Rick. Snowfall Press, 2016
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The Healthy Church: Seven Principles Every Leader Should Know
Thompson, Rick. Bethany, OK: Council Road, 2019
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Study Centers or Online Resources

Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide
A study centre in Cambridge, England that produces research on missions and world Christianity. Scholars at the centre conduct primary research in history and missions and publish their work through a variety of journals and publishing houses.

Center for Global Christianity and Mission
A research center connected with Boston University with a special focus on the history of Christian missions. Much of its research is published in print and online through the International Bulletin of Missionary Research (IBMR).

Centre for the Study of World Christianity
A world-class research centre connected with the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). It is largely the domain of students and scholars who are undertaking serious academic study. The centre research is published in the journal, Studies in World Christianity.

Oxford Center for Mission Studies
OCMS focuses on the history and practice of missions and supports a large contingent of students from the non-Western world who are engaged in missions. The centre’s research is published in the journal Transformation.

The Center for the Study of Global Christianity
The CSGC is the world’s leading center on statistics for global Christianity. The center’s researchers are widely respected in the academic community, but popularly known through their publication of Operation World, a popular guide for praying for the global church.