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Whose Religion Is Christianity? by Lamin Sanneh
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May 19, 10

bookshelves: history, church-and-culture
Read in May, 2010

This book has some interesting statistics (see below) made more famous by Philip Jenkins. The Q & A format is annoying, and I didn't find his discussion of translation very helpful.


"In 1970 there were 120 million Christians, estimated; in 1998 the figure jumped to just under 330 million; and in 2000 to 340 million. The projections call for over 600 million Christians in twenty-five years. If those projections are right--and I will not go to the scaffold for them--apart from South America, Africa will have more Christians than any other continent, and that for the first time."
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