The Unexpected Christian Century Chapter Summary

Christianity. It is a single word with great and powerful meaning, but one that is defined differently by people of many different denominational backgrounds. According to, christianity is “The religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, sent by God. They believe that Jesus, by dying and rising from the dead, made up for the sin of Adam and thus redeemed the world, allowing all who believe in him to enter heaven. Christians rely on the Bible as the inspired word of God.” For the past few months we have been reading The Unexpected Christianity Century: The Reversal and Transformation of Global Christianity by Scott Sunquist, and it has been such an amazing read. Sunquist explains that in the early and late 1900s, many people believe that this time period would be the century for Christians. This observation was brought on from the amount of mass empires and civilizations that …show more content…
But the Christian century that they expected to receive, it will not be it. Sunquist knows that trying to pile the history of global Christianity into one is not possible, so instead, he gives five topics in each chapter that explains the important aspects of it. In chapter Two, we get more of a more background viewpoint by examining 25 Christians that has influence the past century. This allows for us to see the different ways that Christianity was practiced by different groups of people around the world. Chapter Three is taking things on to a political level by speaking on the different factors, like building civilization and war, that has help to develop and spread Christianity in other parts of the

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