The Legacy of David B. Barrett

@article{Zurlo2018TheLO,
  title={The Legacy of David B. Barrett},
  author={Gina A. Zurlo},
  journal={International Bulletin of Mission Research},
  year={2018},
  volume={42},
  pages={29 - 39}
}
  • Gina A. Zurlo
  • Published 1 January 2018
  • History
  • International Bulletin of Mission Research
Missiologists today speak routinely of the shift of Christianity to the Global South, but it was David B. Barrett who first described this trend. Many of the religious statistics cited by sociologists, demographers, scholars of world Christianity, the media, and others today can be traced to the work of Barrett and the 1982 World Christian Encyclopedia. Barrett strove to meld his scientific background with a missionary conviction to reach the unevangelized. In the process, he inadvertently laid… 

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