• 1
    T. Johnson and K. Ross , eds., Atlas of Global Christianity (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009).
  • 2
    Todd Johnson and Sun Young Chung, “Christianity's Centre of Gravity, AD 33-2100,” in Atlas of Global Christianity, 5051. The images are from the same writing found on pages 53 and 51 respectively.
  • 3
    Johnson and Chung, “Christianity's Centre of Gravity,” 50.
  • 4
    Unless stated otherwise, all the statistics are taken from Atlas of Global Christianity.
  • 5
    The estimated annual growth rate of Asian Christianity between 2005 and 2025 is 1.86 percent, while Africa continues its leading rate of 2.15 percent. They are compared with 1.07 percent rate of global Christianity, and 1.66 percent of global Islam during the same period. M. Johnson, Peter F. Crossing, and Bobby Jangsun Ryu, “Looking Forward: An Overview of World Evangelization, 2005-202” (a special report for the Lausanne 2004 Forum on Word Evangelization, Center for the Study of Global Christianity, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2004), 7 and 8.
  • 6
    For example, see Scott W. Sunquist, Understanding Christian Mission: Participation in Suffering and Glory (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Bakers Academic, 2013), 23168. Sunquist provides a helpful historical study of mission around the theme of “suffering and glory,” suggesting that Christian mission has found hardship as well as power as God's gift for witnessing.
  • 7
    See Daniel H. Bays, A New History of Christianity in China (Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), 9295. Bays contests the American idea of Christian China at the turn of the 20th century.
  • 8
    One recent attempt is Andrew F. Walls, “Christianity across Twenty Centuries,” Atlas of Global Christianity, 4849.
  • 9
    Johnson, Crossing, and Ryu, “Looking Forward,” 7.