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The Resource The kingdom of God has no borders : a global history of American evangelicals, Melani McAlister

The kingdom of God has no borders : a global history of American evangelicals, Melani McAlister

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The kingdom of God has no borders : a global history of American evangelicals
Title
The kingdom of God has no borders
Title remainder
a global history of American evangelicals
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Melani McAlister
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Global history of American evangelicals
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Language
eng
Summary
"More than forty years ago, conservative Christianity emerged as a major force in American political life. Since then the movement has been analyzed and over-analyzed, declared triumphant and, more than once, given up for the dead. But because outside observers have maintained a near-relentless focus on domestic politics, the most transformative development over the last several decades--the explosive growth of Christianity in the global south--has gone unrecognized by the wider public, even as it has transformed evangelical life, both in the US and abroad. The Kingdom of God Has No Borders offers a daring new perspective on conservative Christianity by shifting the lens to focus on the world outside US borders. Melani McAlister offers a sweeping narrative of the last fifty years of evangelical history, weaving a fascinating tale that upends much of what we know--or think we know--about American evangelicals. She takes us to the Congo in the 1960s, where Christians were enmeshed in a complicated interplay of missionary zeal, Cold War politics, racial hierarchy, and anti-colonial struggle. She shows us how evangelical efforts to convert non-Christians have placed them in direct conflict with Islam at flash points across the globe. And she examines how Christian leaders have fought to stem the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa while at the same time supporting harsh repression of LGBTQ communities. Through these and other stories, McAlister focuses on the many ways in which looking at evangelicals abroad complicates conventional ideas about evangelicialism. We can't truly understand how conservative Christians see themselves and their place in the world unless we look beyond our shores"--Jacket
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contains biographical information
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10684888
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DLC
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1962-
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McAlister, Melani
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277.3/082
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illustrations
Index
index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Evangelicalism
  • Evangelistic work
  • Missions
  • Evangelicalism
  • Evangelistic work
  • Missions
  • United States
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adult
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a global history of American evangelicals
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The kingdom of God has no borders : a global history of American evangelicals, Melani McAlister
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1039187666
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 394 pages
Isbn
9780190213428
Lccn
2017041609
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1039187666
Label
The kingdom of God has no borders : a global history of American evangelicals, Melani McAlister
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1039187666
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 394 pages
Isbn
9780190213428
Lccn
2017041609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1039187666

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