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Atlas of Global Christianity

Edited by Todd M. Johnson, Kenneth R. Ross


The Atlas of Global Christianity is a thorough visual reference of the changing status of global Christianity over the 100 years since the epoch-making 'Edinburgh 1910' World Missionary Conference. It is the first scholarly atlas to depict the 20th century shift of Christianity from the Global North to the Global South. Contextual information on world issues and world religions is included. The atlas is ecumenical in that it covers every Christian tradition including Anglicans, Independents, Marginals, Orthodox, Protestants, and Roman Catholics. This is the first atlas to incorporate historical essays on Christianity 1910-2010 by scholars from each region of the world. Included is a CD that contains all maps and graphs ready for classroom use.

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About the Author

Todd M. Johnson is Associate Professor of Global Christianity and Director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, MA. Johnson is Associate Faculty at Boston University’s Institute for Culture, Religion and World Affairs leading a research project on international religious demography. He has published encyclopedias, atlases, databases, monographs, and scholarly articles on counting religionists around the world.

Kenneth Ross, formerly Professor of Theology at the University of Malawi, has also served as General Secretary of the Church of Scotland Board of World Mission. Over the last three decades he has published extensively on Global Christianity. Currently he is parish minister at Netherlorn in Argyll, Hon Fellow of Edinburgh University School of Divinity, and Chair of the Scotland Malawi Partnership. He was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours in 2016.


This beautifully produced and unparalleled publication is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in religious studies, demographics, or sociology. Well suited for reference collections in larger public and most academic and ecclesiastical libraries.
- Library Journal
The book is well organized and the Index of Proper Names is comprehensive, making it easy to find information.  The teacher of Christian history will find this volume useful as a resource tool with the interactive CD-ROM that is designed for inclusion with Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote software.  It is easy to incoporate geographical maps into lecture notes.  I would recommend that tertiary institutions with religion or history departments purchase this volume as a reference work, not the least of which so that lecturers in Christian heritage can utilize it as a resource for their faculty.
- Michael W. Campbell, Friends University, Kansas, Andrews University Seminary Studies Vol 50 No 1
A monumental and indispensable tool for the study of world Christianity… A book of breathtaking beauty and publishing virtuosity, it is an absolute treasure-trove of information on contemporary global Christianity and supercedes all previous encyclopedias and factbooks on world Christianity, bar none. Armed with a multitude of multicolored maps and statistical tables, it provides up-to-date information on world religions (Part I), global Christianity (Part II), Christianity by continent and region (Part III), peoples, languages and cities (Part IV), and Christian mission (Part V). Of great interest are its categories of “Independents” and “Marginal Christians” in addition to the mainline denominations. Lest we miss the forest for the trees, an unavoidable danger in works of this kind, all sections are preceded by rich and insightful historical overviews by experts in the field
- Professor Peter C. Phan, Georgetown University