The Cross-Cultural Process in Christian History
By: Andrew F. Walls
From the award-winning author of The Missionary Movement in Christian History (one of Christianity Today's 100 most influential books of the 20th century) comes this book providing readers remarkable new insights into the ways Christianity has interacted with cultures both historically and today.
Fresh understandings of Pentecostalism, African traditional religion, and the ironic ways in which Western missionaries affected change--for both good and ill--in ways they never dreamed of insure that readers will never again think the same way about the history of World Christianity.
Andrew F. Walls (1928-2021) was honorary professor of world Christianity, University of Edinburgh, and a pioneering figure in mission history. A former missionary to Sierra Leone, Dr. Walls also taught at the University of Aberdeen, where he established the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World, now the Centre for the Study of World Christianity. He also served as professor of the history of mission at Liverpool Hope University and was emeritus professor of Akrofi-Christaller Institute, Akropong, Ghana. With Lamin Sanneh, he established the Yale-Edinburgh Group in 1992. Dr. Walls’s books include The Missionary Movement in Christian History (a Christianity Today Book Award winner), Crossing Cultural Frontiers: Studies in the History of World Christianity, and (co-edited with Cathy Ross) Mission in the 21st Century: Exploring the Five Marks of Global Mission (all from Orbis Books).