Christianity in North America
Happy New Year!
As the New Year begins, I am thrilled to announce our forthcoming book, Christianity in North America coedited by Drs. Kenneth Ross, Todd Johnson and myself. It was an enormous project with diverse contributors from all over North America. We cover different regions in North America as well as topics, denominations and ethnicities. It is a wonderful volume which can be used in classrooms, seminaries and for personal reading. Look for this new book coming out in June 2023!
Combines empirical data and original analysis to offer a uniquely detailed account of Christianity in North America
Profiles of Christianity in every country in North America, coupled with attractive presentations of statistical and demographic information
Analyses of leading features and current trends in regard to Christianity in North America, written by local scholars with expertise in their field
Essays examining each of the major Christian traditions as they are finding expression in North America
Essays assessing the direction of Christian faith in North America in relation to such key themes as faith and culture, worship and spirituality, theology, social and political engagement, mission and evangelism, religious freedom, gender, inter-faith relations, immigration and xenophobia, Christian nationalism, ecology, and media
Building on the success of EUP’s highly acclaimed Atlas of Global Christianity, this volume is the seventh in a series of reference works that takes the analysis of worldwide Christianity to a deeper level of detail. It focuses on Christianity in North America, covering every country and offering both reliable demographic information and original interpretative essays by locally based scholars and practitioners. It maps patterns of growth and decline, assesses major traditions and movements, analyzes key themes, and examines current trends. As a comprehensive account of the presence of Christianity in every part of North America, this volume will become a standard work of reference in its field.
About the Authors:
Kenneth R. Ross is Professor of Theology and Dean of Postgraduate Studies at Zomba Theological University in Malawi. Earlier he served as General Secretary of the Church of Scotland Board of World Mission and, since 2012, has been an adviser to the World Council of Churches. He has published extensively on many different aspects of World Christianity, including the highly successful EUP book, The Atlas of Global Christianity 1910-2010, co-edited with Todd M. Johnson. Since 2013, Ross and Johnson have collaborated as Series Editors of the EUP Edinburgh Companions to Global Christianity.
Grace Ji-Sun Kim was born in Korea, educated in Canada, and now teaches in the United States as Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion. She is the author or editor of 21 books, most recently, Invisible, Keeping Hope Alive and Intersectional Theology.
She is the host of Madang podcast which is hosted by the Christian Century and is an ordained Presbyterian Church (USA) minister. More of her writing and work can be found on her blog site Loving Life. Her work can also be accessed at her substack: Loving Life.
Todd M. Johnson is Todd M. Johnson is Paul E. and Eva B. Toms Distinguished Professor of Mission and Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, 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.
We are presently going over the first page proofs of our book. Our book has 41 excellent contributors and Dr. Gina A. Zurlo has done a fantastic “Demographic Profile of Christianity in North America”. Our book, Christianity in North America is Volume 7 in the Edinburgh Companions to Global Christianity
Please join me at the Southern Lights Conference.
Please join me at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary for the MidWinter Lectures. I will be drawing from my book, Invisible.