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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Demographics Population 42,384,000 Population density 5/sq. km (13/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 1.40% (per 1,000: births 15.68, deaths 6.80) Under 15 years 23% Urban dwellers 68% (1.60% p.a.) Largest city Melbourne, Australia (4,968,000) Largest language English (58%) Largest people Anglo-Australian (38%) Socioeconomics Development Index (max 100) 83.2 Corruption Index (max 100) 35 Income per capita (US$) $32,078 Education 72% Adult literacy 93% Internet users 67% Health Physicians per 10,000 24.9 Infant mortality per 1,000 12 Life expectancy 79 HIV per 1,000 3 Malaria per 1,000 39 S…