Fides et Historia
It has become commonplace to observe that the center of Christianity has moved from Euroamerica to the global South and East. Still, it is a bit jarring to realize, as Mark Noll notes at the beginning of this compelling book, that "this past Sunday" more "Anglicans attended church in each of Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda than did Anglicans in Britain and Canada and Episcopalians in the United States combined"; more "members of Brazil's Pentecostal Assemblies of God [were] at church than the combined total in the two largest U.S. Pentecostal denominations"; and more people attended the Yoido Full Gospel Church pastored by Yongi Cho in Seoul, South Korea, "than attended all the churches in significant American denominations like the Christian Reformed Church, the Evangelical Covenant Church or the Presbyterian Church in America" (20).
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Trollinger, William Vance, "Review: Mark Noll's 'The New Shape of World Christianity: How American Experience Reflects Global Faith'" (2010). History Faculty Publications. 24.