World Christian Encyclopedia Online

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Authors: Todd M. Johnson and Gina A. Zurlo

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This in the online version of the 3rd edition of the World Christian Encyclopedia, which documents the changing status of World Christianity over the past 120 years from historical and social scientific perspectives. It records the continued shift of Christianity to the Global South and contains estimates for religious and nonreligious affiliation in every country of the world, including detail on Christianity to the denominational level. This reference work features comprehensive descriptions of all Christian traditions, including current information on the uniqueness of Christian experiences around the world.

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AAAugustinians of the Assumption AACArmenian Apostolic Church AACAfrican Apostolic Church AACIApostolic Assemblies of Christ Int AACJMAfrican Apostolic Church of Johane Maranka AAECAssociation of African Earthkeeping Churches AAEMAustralian Aborigines Evangelical Mission AALCAmerican Association of Lutheran Churches AAMAmerican Advent Mission AAMCAfrican Apostolic Mission Church of Nigeria ABAAmerican Baptist Association ABCAfrican Brotherhood Church ABCAssam Baptist Convention ABCCArunachal Baptist Church Council ABCFMAmerican Board of Commissioners …


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Research centres of three different Christian traditions on three continents produced the first edition of the World Christian Encyclopedia in the 1960s and 1970s: the Unit of Research of the Church of the Province of Kenya (Nairobi, Kenya; Anglican); the International Federation of Institutes for Socio-Religious Research (FERES; Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; Catholic); and the Missions Advanced Research and Communication Center (MARC; Monrovia, California, USA; nondenominational Evangelical Protestant). David B. Ba…


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Dê Afghānistān Islāmī Jumhūrīyat (The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan) Demographics (United Nations) Population 38,055,000 Area 650,000 sq. km (250,000 sq. mi) Population density 58/sq. km (150/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 2.44% (per 1,000: births 29, deaths 6) Under 15 years 41% Urban dwellers 26% (3.34% p.a.) Largest cities Kabul 4,222,000; Herat 606,000; Mazar-e Sharif 533,000; Kandahar 498,000 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 37% Pushto, 28% Persian, 10% Uzbek, 8% Hazaragi, 5% Turkmen, plus 53 others Peoples 31% Southern Pathan; 25% Afghan Taji…


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Demographics Population 1,352,622,000 Population density 45/sq. km (120/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 2.52% (per 1,000: births 31.50, deaths 7.70) Under 15 years 40% Urban dwellers 43% (3.65% p.a.) Largest city Cairo, Egypt (20,901,000) Largest language Egyptian Spoken Arabic (5%) Largest people Egyptian Arab (5%) Socioeconomics Development Index (max 100) 54.2 Corruption Index (max 100) 70 Income per capita (US$) $4,587 Education 33% Adult literacy 62% Internet users 24% Health Physicians per 10,000 3.9 Infant mortality per 1,000 41 Life expectancy 65 HIV per 1,000 34 Malaria per 1,…