The Kingdom of God Has No Borders by Melani McAlister audiobook

The Kingdom of God Has No Borders: A Global History of American Evangelicals

By Melani McAlister
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The Kingdom of God Has No Borders offers a daring new perspective on conservative Christianity by shifting the lens to focus on the world outside US borders. Melani McAlister offers a sweeping narrative of the last fifty years of evangelical history, weaving a fascinating tale that upends much of what we know—or think we know—about American evangelicals. She takes us to the Congo in the 1960s, where Christians were enmeshed in a complicated interplay of missionary zeal, Cold War politics, racial hierarchy, and anti-colonial struggle. She shows us how evangelical efforts to convert non-Christians have placed them in direct conflict with Islam at flash points across the globe. And she examines how Christian leaders have fought to stem the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa while at the same time supporting harsh repression of LGBTQ communities. Through these and other stories, McAlister focuses on the many ways in which looking at evangelicals abroad complicates conventional ideas about evangelicalism. We can't truly understand how conservative Christians see themselves and their place in the world unless we look beyond our shores.

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The Kingdom of God Has No Borders offers a daring new perspective on conservative Christianity by shifting the lens to focus on the world outside US borders. Melani McAlister offers a sweeping narrative of the last fifty years of evangelical history, weaving a fascinating tale that upends much of what we know—or think we know—about American evangelicals. She takes us to the Congo in the 1960s, where Christians were enmeshed in a complicated interplay of missionary zeal, Cold War politics, racial hierarchy, and anti-colonial struggle. She shows us how evangelical efforts to convert non-Christians have placed them in direct conflict with Islam at flash points across the globe. And she examines how Christian leaders have fought to stem the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa while at the same time supporting harsh repression of LGBTQ communities.

Through these and other stories, McAlister focuses on the many ways in which looking at evangelicals abroad complicates conventional ideas about evangelicalism. We can't truly understand how conservative Christians see themselves and their place in the world unless we look beyond our shores.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A meticulously researched survey full of fascinating historical information…[McAlister] uses her firsthand experience to ground her scholarly work.” Kirkus Reviews
“A deeply absorbing account of the complex relationship between American religion and American power, The Kingdom of God Has No Borders offers a fascinating examination of what happens when Americans take their faith abroad.” Reza Aslan, New York Times bestselling author
“McAlister traces the twentieth-century history of American Protestant evangelical internationalism in this excellent volume…McAlister visited [contemporary mission] projects and includes her own observations as part of her discussion….[a] valuable work on the global reach of evangelicalism.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Melani McAlister

Author Bio: Melani McAlister

Melani McAlister teaches American studies and international affairs at George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is the author of The Kingdom of God Has No Borders and Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and US Interests in the Middle East since 1945.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 17.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English