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Boundless faith : the global outreach of American churches

Author: Robert Wuthnow
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
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In Boundless Faith, the first book to look systematically at American Christianity in relation to globalization, Robert Wuthnow shows that American Christianity is increasingly influenced by globalization and is, in turn, playing a larger role in other countries and in U.S. policies and programs abroad. These changes, he argues, can be seen in the growth of support at home for missionaries and churches in other  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wuthnow
ISBN: 9780520259157 0520259157 9780520268081 0520268083
OCLC Number: 232656147
Description: xi, 345 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: At home and abroad : the changing contours of American religion --
The global Christianity paradigm : from cultural connection to demographic distance --
Four faces of globalization : debating heterogeneity and inequality --
The evolution of transnational ties : changing patterns of social organization --
The global role of congregations : bridging borders through direct engagement --
Faith and foreign policy : does religious advocacy matter? --
The challenges ahead : good for America, good for the world?
Responsibility: Robert Wuthnow.
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