• A Multitude of All Peoples

  • Engaging Ancient Christianity's Global Identity
  • By: Vince L. Bantu
  • Narrated by: Terrence Kidd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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The early Christian movement spread from Jerusalem in every direction, taking on local cultural expression all around the ancient world. So why do so many people see Christianity as a primarily Western, white religion?

In A Multitude of All Peoples, Vince Bantu surveys the geographic range of the early church's history, revealing an alternate, more accurate narrative to that of Christianity as a product of the Western world. He begins by investigating the historical roots of the Western cultural captivity of the church, from the conversion of Constantine to the rise of European Christian empires. He then shifts focus to the too-often-forgotten concurrent development of diverse expressions of Christianity across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

Focusing on the necessity for contextualization and indigenous leadership in effective Christian mission, he draws out practical lessons for intercultural communication of the gospel. Healing the wounds of racism, imperialism, and colonialism will be possible only with renewed attention to the marginalized voices of the historic global church. The full story of early Christianity makes clear that, as the apostle Peter said, "God does not show favoritism, but accepts those from every people who fear him and do what is right."

©2020 Vince Bantu (P)2022 Tantor

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Going to have to read SEVERAL times

Such a wealth is information. the chronicling of the migration of the Gospel is so helpful. And the details of how the telling of who Christ is was shaped through culture breaks the Christian community away from a majority culture narrative. GREAT read