In the Winter 2015 edition of Concordia Journal, published by Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO, I review Dr. Mark Noll's The New Shape of World Christianity: How American Experience Shapes Global Faith.
Concordia Journal is the primary periodical published by Concordia Theology, which "as a theological resource of the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis," comes from a confessional Lutheran tradition. As they write on their website, "In the best of that tradition, it provides a forum for open conversation with other religious and theological perspectives."
My review focuses the scope, strengths, and weaknesses of the book and ties it into wider discussions concerning the contours of global Christianity and the study thereof. If you're interested in understanding global Christianity and the interplay between American evangelicalism and other Christianities throughout the world this review is worth your while.
Thank you to Melanie Applebaum, Assistant Editor at Concordia Journal, for her editorial expertise. Thank you also to Concordia Seminary for their dedication to this publication. I also thank Dr. Mark Noll for his writing. Dr. Noll is pre-eminent in the field of history of Christianity in the U.S. and Canada and is the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.