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  • ISBN 0878086080
  • ISBN13 978-0878086085
  • Language English
  • Author BARRETT /JOH
  • Publisher William Carey Library (June 20, 2013)
  • Pages 928
  • Formats lrf txt lrf docx
  • Category History
  • Subcategory World
  • Size ePub 1632 kb
  • Size Fb2 1335 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 843

This valuable resource is a global overview of world Christianity that analyzes, interprets and evaluates the country-by-country data reported in the 2001 World Christian Encyclopedia.

Special features include the first-ever statistical survey of evangelism/ization; statistical survey of persecution and Christian martyrs; and projections to AD 2200 about Christianity and world religions. Includes glossary, bibliography, color maps, and a CD-ROM for quick reference.


World Christian Trends is an excellent resource for any individual or agency looking for complete information on the state of Christendom in a particular geographic location.

I only wish it were more well-known. World Christian Trends is an excellent resource for any individual or agency looking for complete information on the state of Christendom in a particular geographic location. The author uses longitudinal and futures analysis (generated from accepted and reliable global census data) to create a compelling picture of the obstacles, as well as the variables which contribute to the growth of Christianity throughout the world.

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World Christian Trends, AD 30-AD 2200 This valuable resource is a global overview of world Christianity .

World Christian Trends, AD 30-AD 2200 This valuable resource is a global overview of world Christianity that analyzes, interprets, and evaluates the country-by-country data reported in the 2001 World Christian Encyclopedia. In fact, Todd Johnson has affirmed that this book contains analyses that are not found in the original Encyclopedia, the new Atlas, or even the online World Christian Database.

World Christian Encyclopedia is a reference work published by Edinburgh University Press, known for providing membership statistics for major and minor world religions in every country of the world, including historical data and projections of future.

World Christian Encyclopedia is a reference work published by Edinburgh University Press, known for providing membership statistics for major and minor world religions in every country of the world, including historical data and projections of future populations.

The World Christian Database (WCD) is based on the 2,600-page award-winning World Christian Encyclopedia and World Christian Trends. This extensive work on world religion is now completely updated and integrated into the WCD online database.

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Hi_Jacker
It's safe to say that there is not another book out there like Barrett and Johnson's "World Christian Trends" (with the exception of the related "World Christian Encyclopedia)! This is a large, folio-size book that has 934 pages filled with text and data in a small font. It is a statistician's dream and encompasses a scope vaster than any other work that it out there.

I first came across this book when doing research for my Ph.D. in Religious Studies. In particular, I was studying Anglicanism, and sure enough I found some numbers on Anglicanism that were difficult to find elsewhere.

Page 4 of "World Christian Trends" is one of my favorite pages in the universe! Why? On that one page is a fantastic snapshot of all of the major world religions in terms of numbers. This one page alone tells you the following amazing figures:

1. The number of adherents of 19 major religions and 48 religious blocs (subgroups within a religion) for each of the following years: 1900, 1970, mid-1990, mid-1995, mide-2000, and projects the numbers for mid-2025 and mid-2050.

2. Furthermore, this page tells you the annual change for each religion and subgroup from 1990-2000, given in terms of natural growth (being born into a religion), conversion, the total numbers, and the percent growth for each.

3. It was by examining this page that I made one of the greatest discoveries of my life: that overall, from 1990-2000 there were about 12 times as many Christians born into Christian families than there were Christians who became so by conversion. This one fact has staggering implications for evangelism, discipleship, and the Christian family and Church!

4. By using such research, you can determine that while there are about 2 billion Christians and 1.2 billion Muslims, Muslims are growing at a faster rate. However, they are not doing this by conversion (even with the threat of the sword) but by having more children than Christians are.

Along the way, Barrett and Johnson offer important and fascinating definitions. For example: who counts as being a Christian? It's not as easy to determine as you might think, and in some cases solid numbers are hard to come by.

The book is divided into sections on History, Data, Methods, Analysis, Strategy, and Reference. This is not just a book filled with statistics: there is in-depth analysis and interpretation of the meaning of the numbers. Based on an analysis of this data, the authors also make important predictions for the future of Christianity. The perceptive reader will begin to make sense of what the Holy Spirit is doing in the Church today and will be better informed about the challenges and opportunities for the Church in the 21st century and beyond. As if 934 pages aren't enough, the book also comes with a CD filled with data!

While "World Christian Trends" is an expensive book, it is well worth whatever you can buy it for. It's not for everyone, of course, but for any pastor, teacher, professor, or mission-minded person, this book will prove invaluable. I only wish it were more well-known.
MarF
This book is huge. Its filled with tons of data and while the collection is impressive, what the data shows is that the majority of Christians today are falling far from what we see in the bible (IOW being obedient & good stewards of what God has given us). Check out some of these findings...

1. Annual church embezzlements by top custodians exceed the entire cost of all foreign missions worldwide. Emboldened by lax procedures, trusted church treasurers are embezzling from the Church $5,500,000 PER DAY. That's $16,000,000,000 per YEAR!

2. Less than 1% of Christian revenue is spent on evangelism to the most unreached.

3. 40% of the church's entire global foreign mission resources are being deployed to just 10 oversaturated countries already possessing strong citizen-run home ministries.

4. Some 250 of the 300 largest international Christian organizations regularly mislead the Christian public by publishing demonstrably incorrect or falsified progress statistics.

5. Percent of Christian resources in countries that are already more than 60% Christian - 91%. Percent spent in countries where less than half the people have EVER heard of Jesus - 0.03%.

6. It is estimated that Christians worldwide spend around $8 BILLION dollars PER YEAR going to the more than 500 conferences to TALK about missions. That's more than HALF the total spent DOING missions.

Its no wonder this book is not well known, because its a damning portrait of how poorly christianity is actually doing. This book is a full of scary statistics which need to be addressed - IOW instead of wasting our money on programs and feel good systems that spend 95% of the money we give to God actually ends up going to creature comforts with no lasting fruit (true evangelism and discipleship with evidence of radically changed lives). If the "church" was doing what it is actually supposed to be doing then these stats would reflect it.

I highly recommend it, but the cost is prohibitive. With that said, find a big library and check out a copy. Then get on you knees, tell God your sorry for being such a lousy steward & start doing what He wants you to do (check His word to make sure).

I rate this book 4 stars because its not a user friendly book, but then again it is a book of collected data, so take it at face value.
sobolica
Originally, the World Christian Encyclopedia (WCE) was intended to be a 3-volume set. It eventually became a 2-volume set, however, and this is the text that was to be in the 3rd volume. This text interprets the data that is present in the WCE, and presents much of the background material that makes the WCE really useful. WCT has enough of its own data to stand on its own, but it doesn't have the country-by-country data present in the WCE. Likewise, WCT contains many of the code tables and methodologies that are not enumerated in the WCE.
Faebei
World Christian Trends is an excellent resource for any individual or agency looking for complete information on the state of Christendom in a particular geographic location. The author uses longitudinal and futures analysis (generated from accepted and reliable global census data) to create a compelling picture of the obstacles, as well as the variables which contribute to the growth of Christianity throughout the world. I highly recommend it as one of the best resources for missiological statistics and analysis I've encountered.
Gavinrage
If you are a closed-minded member of Christendom's juggernaut, this book is for you! If you want unbiased truth about smaller groups, you'll have better results from other publications.