Book Review on Beyond Christendom by Jehu Hanciles

Karen's Journey at Fuller Theological Seminary

This book was an interesting study on religious expansion throughout the globe as a whole. Hanciles, being from Africa, provides a unique perspective on globalization and how trends are moving through the Western as well as Non-Western Worlds. The book is divided into three portions, those being globalization and the key factors that have lead up to the stage in which we find ourselves in now, the reshaping of the world order and what role international migrations play in it, and finally exploring the movement of South to North and how religion has moved as such.

Chapter one discusses globalization including its descriptions, debate surrounding it, and the destiny for which it is headed. Hanciles notes three factors leading to the rapid expansion of globalization. They are: Global time keeping, the moon landing, and the Living Room and room for living. This chapter is quite interesting because it shows the…

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