After many years of expectation, the second installment of Moffett's monumental project has reached fruition (a third volume is in the works). Volume II is almost fifty percent longer than Volume I, and the scope of its inquiry covers material that other scholars only tackle in small, specialized pieces. In twenty-eight chapters of consistently lively narrative, Moffett describes the missionary efforts of Catholics and Protestants and the fortunes of indigenous churches in India, southeast Asia, Japan, China, Korea, the Philippines, the Middle East, and Indonesia. As the growth of world Christianity shifts from West to East, North to South, and First World to the Third, Moffett's work stands out as the most complete of its kind. Includes maps, detailed notes, and a sixty-page bibliography. 768 pp.
An Eighth Day View:
This second volume of Samuel Moffett's acclaimed History of Christianity in Asia illustrates the advance of the modern missionary movement in the continent of its birth. Like the first volume, it makes available immense research in a readable and engaging narrative. Moffett brings into dramatic relief events that illustrate both the broad patterns and the vital details of the spread of Christianity on a continent.