The relationship between American Christianity and world Christianity

Justin Taylor interviews Noll about his new book, The New Shape of World Christianity: How American Experience Reflects Global Faith.

The argument of the book that it is of course important for many contacts between the U.S. and the rest of the world that can be measured in terms of “influence.” But it is even more important because the U.S. pioneered a pattern of “Christianity after Christendom” that has become the main pattern for Christian expression in the rest of the world. By this I mean, more lay-oriented, less tied to government, more entrepreneurial, more charismatic, and less structured.

Too many good books out there.

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