Christianity: A Short Global History.
By Frederick W. Norris. Oxford: OneWorld, 2002. Pp. 296. Paperback $20.95.
Global Christianity has dramatically emerged as a hugely non-Western phenomenon, rendering problematic the almost exclusive emphasis on the Western phase of its history in the standard curriculum. In response, new survey courses have arisen, producing a demand for monographs detailing a history of global Christianity. Frederick Norris's volume is a valuable and timely addition to this body of literature.
The book is divided into eight chapters, spanning from the emergence of the Christian faith as an obscure movement all the way to its present …